Here are some of the reasons I will always be poor:
1- I don't really have any "marketable" skills. ie - I cannot program a computer, fight a legal battle, repair a heart, talk to you about your feelings, or fill prescriptions at your local pharmacy. Which means I will always make $20,000 less than my brain is truly worth.
2- I like it when other people cook and do the dishes.
3- I have a hard time saying no to adventures.
4- Not having enough money is never a good enough excuse not to go see a play, concert or ballet when the opportunity arises.
5- I find beer to be delicious. The fancier/more plentiful the better.
6- I like buying shoes. And bags. And shirts. And jeans.
7- I can't do things by myself and so, to entice others to hang out with me, I tend to buy.
8- I like giving presents - especially when they're least expected.
10- I tend to choose "play more," over "work more."