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I Escaped Poverty

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    there was a time in my life that i was down to my last fifty dollars on my credit card. no money. no job.  no apartment. just that last fifty dollars on a visa card. i couldn't go to my parent's house because my dad was dead and my mom's apartment was...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m 26-30, M 10 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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    Poverty creates people that know greater pain than most, and henceforth people who care about others.
    2b5h 2b5h 16-17, M Mar 13

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    But. All i see is poor more humane. More caring than the wealthy.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 12

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    Last night I watched two very good movies on Netflix, I did not know what to expect at all, but the first one was Amanda knox her trial in italy, I was truly hoping this was a...
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    I came to germany 3 years ago. Let me admit that germany surely is a beautiful country. The germans are as disciplined and meticulous as the world knows them to be. As a person...
    praveennvlgt praveennvlgt 26-30, M Mar 13

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    GRACE AMAZING By Steve McVey (excerpts) The church must stop praying for God to pour out His blessings on it. Ephesians 1:3 says, “Blessed be the Father of our Lord Jesus...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    It's been my experience that many, many people who are diametrically and obstinately opposed to the idea of socialism...don't even know what socialism is. Socialism is a form of...
    Thanatos24 Thanatos24 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    I love the "Poverty means Purity in the rules of love" quote......"because -it goes on to say- beCAUSE poverty creates people that know more of pain, and HENCE forth people who...
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Mar 13

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    THE BLOG Playing the 'Colorblind' Card: 3 Truths that Social Colorblindness Tells Us Charles Orgbon III 02/18/2015 "I don't see race," came flying at me as a rebuttal during a...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    But it cant stop wars. Or poverty. Because i asked for help with sad. And got put on meds. That increase sad. While wars keep creating poverty. http://youtu.be...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 19

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    I don't know if it's still normal but still decided to post about this so I can get advice from people here in EP. So I have these thoughts which I always think about almost...
    neeki neeki 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I find reading about poverty very informative; I can't get enough documentaries about poverty. I'm not sure why... Finally I realized I should post about my experience growing up...
    paiste13 paiste13 31-35, M Mar 22

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    Today I have seen a tv record series ,describing workers in cotton factory in China ,my country ! I did not care workers often in here,but this tv show made me feel stunned ,and...
    Farmerwork Farmerwork 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    As the universe brings me here again, I have a pretty interesting story to tell. 3 years ago I had a dream and in my dream I was a werewolf being chased by at least a dozen of...
    SecureLine SecureLine 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    So you may be wondering why I have a picture of a crawdad posted above. As it turns out a crawdad very similar to this one created a strange unsolved mystery in my home a few...
    paclark paclark 31-35 Mar 12

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    I am experiencing poverty right now. As my parents have bought an apartment they have lost most of their money. They only have their salaries and some savings i guess. and they are...
    Moon88855 Moon88855 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    OF HUMAN BONDAGE. by W. Somerset Maugham This book, generally considered to be Maugham's best and first published in 1915, tells the story of a young man, Philip Carey...
    Wyesman Wyesman 70+, M 2 Responses Mar 1

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    A Trip Into The Supernatural Roger Morneau was involved in demon worship, lived in that world for many months, and escaped alive. He is able to give us inside information about it...
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    NATURAL SELECTION if Darwin was right on selection, one thought that escaped his reflection: if the fittest's the rule, how did so many fools end up in the final collection...
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    I've had a difficult last few years with health issues.These health issues have led to financial problems. These financial problems led to me losing my car. I walk where I need to...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Sometimes it is like I am living like a fugitive. On the run, having escaped from a prison. I hide, I am quiet and I duck a crowd like a seasoned escape artist and I am only...
    Th3Nothing Th3Nothing 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    And this is my first check-in since my last post. I am no longer the other woman, and I do not feel the same emptiness that I had experienced in the beginning of the end. Yes...
    strivingforsanity strivingforsanity 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 5

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    I Served for the British army for 2 years go on say it "girls can't be in armies there to weak there to stupid especially blonde girls" you know what I'm done with all this...
    MyPreciousHeart MyPreciousHeart 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 5

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    I read a news report yesterday about members of ISIS destroying historic artifacts and places in Iraq. Groups like ISIS destroy these things because they are not interested in...
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    I don't think that "atheist" is the right term for what I am. I mean, you can't tell religious people that because when you say "atheist", they hear "devil worshiper". But I'm...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 6 Responses Mar 8

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    Because of poverty. But some aint bad. Currently flour tortillas. With mustard. And garlic powder. Healthy. If products can be trusted.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    If your wife is a stay at home mom caring for your special need children as well as being their teacher, wouldn't you give her an allowance? I have no access to my husband's...
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    I have met a lot of lost, sad, lonely souls on here, and some flat out disturbed ones too. I think the world is filled with such people, even if they pretend otherwise, or dare not...
    ctguitardude ctguitardude 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    The last time an Asian country demonstrated collective national outrage against a foreign Television channel was in 2011 when UK’s Channel 4 produced a ground-breaking...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    I was born in Zimbabwe and emigrated to New Zealand during the 2000 land seizures as a child. I am currently majoring in philosophy at the University of Canterbury and as such have...
    terranexile terranexile 18-21, M Mar 10

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    I had this horrible dream about SES and poverty. It seemed to be in the future, and in a society where there was an obvious difference between the wealthy and the poor, yet at the...
    KSlick25 KSlick25 18-21, F Mar 10

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    I'm new here so I figure I'll post about something I like. Taxi Driver is one of my all time favorites. When people think Scorsese they think Goodfellas and gangster flicks but...
    Shadowplay703 Shadowplay703 31-35, M Mar 10

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    A bicycle can't stand on its own because it is two tired. · A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat. · A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was...
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    Hi guys, This is Deepakrajj1 here. Today I'm gonna tell you the incident that happened on shooting with a girl named Brindha. The scene was Brindha will get shot on her navel. But...
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    I find this country to be divided and its people individualistic. Its nature is dry and humdrum. The Australians for the most part are hugely self-centred, and do not make a real...
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    I spend four years of my life with the mental health services in the uk and I could have even given more years but I decided to engage myself from the services after they...
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    I was on my way home from the city I had just tried to legally change my name to The GobbleCock. I walked up to the counter and said to the lady sitting behind it I would like to...
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