"If you live in the US, poverty is not unavoidable. It is usually a consequence of your own actions."
Ah, yes, the American dream. You already said it yourself: "But I'm very blessed.". Not all people are.
Saying that everybody can get out of the trap is non-sense. It may be very invigorating for you to think so, but in the end you're turning it around.
That you made it doesn't mean that everybody else can. Do you really think the *because they want to be*, because they are lazy, because they are quitters?
Just for fun, draw up a list of all the things that could have stopped you achieving what you did. You might find life is even better than you expected. You'll hopefully also see that your life cannot be lived by everybody else.