If I "knew the truth" (whatever that means), presumably I'd know what I needed to do to change my status of being poor. So that option doesn't seem too bad.
If I was ignorant but wealthy, the question should be asked whether this implies infinite wealth, i.e. no risk of squandering it and ending up poor. Moderately wealthy and supremely impulsive/ignorant is a recipe for ending up poor in short order. And I would ask how ignorant. An ignorant wealthy person could spend some of the wealth to gain education and information that would decrease the ignorance.
Yep, the depth of our ignorance is as deep as the ocean. These are just the beginning, mundane effects of the practice of pranayama. Previously yogis who had mastered this type of yoga could raise the temperature of the body so high that it would burn completely, and the self, the atma, would travel to its desired destination.
Knowledge indeed reigns supreme.
"The truth" is that my personal conscious decision to save and invest some of my income and build wealth makes me happy. "The truth" is that I personally would not be happy as a monk.