"Hopi leaders are supposed to be materially poor, and a wealthy individual is often criticized as _qahopi_, un-Hopi, for failing to share. Wealth and status among the Hopi is thus phrased in ritual terms; a poor person is one without ceremonial prerogatives, not one without money." (page 28)That is an interesting statement. Has made me think, on a day I'm thinking. When are we poor, what is it to be poor?
More, later, on inventories and seeing where you are blind: how to find yourself where you are not.