Am one of those people who do not share in the sentiments that poverty isn't an actual physical living condition but rather, a state of mind. That will put me on the list of those who prefer to be rich. Obviously, no one wants to be poor.
Poverty or being poor is simply refers to having little or no money, goods or other means of supporting one's livelihood. Being rich on the other hand is the complete opposite of poor. It will mean having a lot money, goods or various other means of supporting one's livelihood.
In the world we live today, every single thing we do revolves around money. Even the basic human needs of shelter, clothes, water and food requires money. Am not saying only the rich can afford this needs, people with average living conditions and even poor people can afford them too, but being rich makes it a plus as you'd never run out of those needs. So I see no reason why I should choose to remain poor and continue to suffer in order to make a living.