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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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    I want to share a real experience that change my perspective and sight about how unfair life is right now. I entitled it: • For my brothers and sisters• As a student with a...
    FloatingWithHope FloatingWithHope 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I HATE poverty because it is a problem that could be nearly eradicated if the elite 5% of the wealthiest people who run this cared. They don't care because they didn't have to go...
    Blake00048 Blake00048 18-21, M Jul 8

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    I too was raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Both my mother and father had embraced this religion back in the late 40's and 50's before I was ever born. In fact, my father...
    crystalbuddah20 crystalbuddah20 51-55, F Jun 27

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    I too was raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Both my mother and father had embraced this religion back in the late 40's and 50's before I was ever born. In fact, my father...
    crystalbuddah20 crystalbuddah20 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Children in non-intact families face a higher risk of poverty throughout childhood. By age six, 68 percent of children in non-married households had experienced at least one year...
    Stormie01 Stormie01 46-50, F 18 Responses Jul 15

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    I believe change needs to happen on this beautiful planet we have been blessed on. Which is why when I'm older I want to make change to the world and bring peace. You see in the...
    charliemageewood charliemageewood 16-17, M Jun 27

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    Now I only lived in two countries, so no, I haven't seen it all. But I think foreigners who move and live some where else for at least 1-5 years have an advantage over anyone whom...
    Shamandora Shamandora 16-17, F Jul 2

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    😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇 O GOD, Almighty and merciful, who heals those that are broken in heart, and turns the sadness of the sorrowful to joy; Let your...
    rahifsaad rahifsaad 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I have a dream and that dream goes with my passion for children. I really hate watching videos or seeing pictures of children living in poverty, being abused, starving to death...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 6

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    What does freedom mean in America? First off, there are too many people living hear for me to pretend like there is a simple answer. But here I am 35 years old, and I've seen...
    RichardUSArmy79 RichardUSArmy79 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    133 G77 Nations Vow to Destroy America’s New World Order ... June 17, 2014. Bolivia. The American and European media are doing everything they can to black this news out. But...
    THEMADHATTERXXXX THEMADHATTERXXXX 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I've been self harming on and off since I was 19 and I'm 23 now. The only way I can cope when drastic things happen in my life is when I mutilate my body. I don't know how to deal...
    Sorasai Sorasai 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Do you even know what it means to be "Atheist" to some the word means: Lost, Confused, Naive, Heathen, and above all immoral. This bothers me and so I felt like saying what being...
    slait slait 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Two and a half weeks ago, I made a decision I never thought I would make and my life has dramatically changed since then. Two month after a break up with a long term boyfriend, I...
    biolover212 biolover212 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 25

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    I think the world is so corrupt. Poverty still exists when we sit here on our phones and tablets in comfort. Murder and crime still happen and we do nothing to educate people...
    xlizzieminniex xlizzieminniex 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    The Lies NASA Told ... The Imminent Demise of the New World Order : HOLOGRAM UNIVERSE... Some of the Footage from NASA, hidden in their archives. Images of planetary outposts being...
    THEMADHATTERXXXX THEMADHATTERXXXX 46-50, M Jun 26

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    From the very beginning of my life, my mother had decided that she would take the traditional 50's housewife role in spite it being 90's to 00's. Now this wouldn't have been a...
    Helmetwarrior Helmetwarrior 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    Ramadan starts tomorrow, and i'm beyond excited. For those who aren't aware of what ramadan is, it is the month of fasting, the month of patience, of sympathy, repentance, and...
    sidraa sidraa 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Hi everyone who is reading this or going to read this I want to start off by saying I'm an American Muslim. I was born and raised in the United States of America and love it here I...
    Fire143 Fire143 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    High school has now ended and I'm feeling so regretful. You would think that someone who grew up in a poor family would try to do well in school so they could have a higher...
    Charmantic Charmantic 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Throughout the years, many of the hard-working, bright, insightful people that filled our society have either past on, or are to a limited number. Where I live, you rarely see...
    TheYoungHawaiian TheYoungHawaiian 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    My Mother, simply put, is the meanest, angriest, most unpleasant person I know. She is a mentally ill psychotic, a tyrant, and a bully all rolled into one. My parents split up when...
    wishiwasabrady wishiwasabrady 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    Sometimes I think that somewhere out there in deep space there are epic space battles going on, amazing societies beyond science fiction and our imagination. And I'm stuck here, on...
    drakesimeon drakesimeon 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    I am a scorpio girl, 19. born 3.november 94. scorp moon scorp sun ascendant leo. Saturn has been bothering me a lot these last two years. reevaluated everything - good thing I had...
    scorp94 scorp94 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    Even though socialism is more present in today's society, hypocresy is more present too. Education of nowdays proves it. The problem starts with the avarice natural in the heart...
    ModernAesthetisist1811 ModernAesthetisist1811 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    America is one of the worst nations on earth, not poverty-wise, but ideologically.
    SamJanowiak SamJanowiak 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    We have got to do things differently. This system we have built is working well enough to profit the people who already have their fortunes but it is not promoting any new...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Jul 2

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    So one of my closest friends and I read a poem that a shepherd wrote to his love called 'The passionate Shepherded to his love' , then a different poet responded in a poem to the...
    anotherpasserby anotherpasserby 16-17, F Jul 3

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    Don't leave istighfar: A man once came to al-Hasan al-Basri and complained to him: “The sky does not shower us with rain.” He replied: “Seek Allah’s forgiveness (i.e. say...
    collegegirl20 collegegirl20 18-21, F Jul 3

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    "Nevada began the first decade of this century with high expectations. Gov. Kenny Guinn’s administration was taking aim at some of the quality of life indicators that often make...
    grayday104 grayday104 26-30, M Jul 4

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    I provide catering services to wealthy home owners in Southwest Michigan. Primarily over the summer. When the sunsets are beautiful, the sand is hot, and the drinks are on ice. My...
    sunny3875 sunny3875 36-40, F Jul 4

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    No body in my opinion should ever have to work and struggle. To me if your working and struggling then you may as well be on benefits and struggle Any body who does work should...
    SoundnVision SoundnVision 41-45, M 8 Responses Jul 5

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    The LOVE of a BROTHER.. Note: ( this story was shared to me by a friend and i'm so touched. I just want to share this story to all of you. long story but worth reading, promise...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F Jul 6

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    There is an unexplainable emptiness that washes over me at 2 AM. This is the time that I realize I don't have anyone to turn to. My newly ex'd-boyfriend and I still love each...
    AlmostProphetic AlmostProphetic 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat. Mother Teresa
    periwinkle14 periwinkle14 41-45, F Jul 7

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    This note will certainly offend many but somehow I need to make a point... 1) We now have several senators that have been elected with minimum number of votes cast for them...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    American Reservation Within their divided nation you must live Ever burdened by the homage you have to give As they resume their fight after saluting Old Glory Horns blowing, blue...
    Atehequa Atehequa 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    Why do women like assh0ls - because they are often successful, powerful, and attractive. Why are they so often the ones who are successful, powerful, and attractive? That's...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    So people worry and complain about someone's religion, gender, sexual orientation, and race? Wow I'm just real dumbfounded ಠ_ಠ The things we should worry about is Economy...
    DysfunctionalPiano DysfunctionalPiano 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    It's been almost one month since my mother died of pancreatic cancer. Cancer killed her slowly since she was diagnosed nearly 3 years ago. I'm not a religious person and I don't...
    orientador orientador 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    Chinese Proverbs about Education/Personal Development: •After three days without reading, talk becomes flavorless. •Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jul 12

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    first off please forgive my typing as i only have use of my left hand. In Short: friends think differently and i don't get it. to them i appear emotional and fearful, my life is...
    HorrorFlic HorrorFlic 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    Hi, I'm a teenager, 17 years old. Since I'm on this page you're probably thinking I'm going to complain about how life is unfair since I can't get another Ipad or something. No...
    faithful1997 faithful1997 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Argentina lost despite of such a awesome game. They had some good chances to score goals but kept missing and finally Germany scored a goal. It was a good world cup final. Going...
    Shinesaathlove Shinesaathlove 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 13

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    What is Gaza? Before you guys make any opinions about the conflict in Israel and Gaza. pls check these facts and figures: 1. Gaza was invaded by Israel in 1967 & ever since...
    Ally4141 Ally4141 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    My dream is to help millions and with that it will make me eternally happy until the day I die which I honestly think won't be for a long time. I have been ridiculed by this dream...
    Auricor Auricor 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 15