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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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    If you sit and think about it, we all have
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I escaped. No Purgatory for me! Oh, hold on! Is this Samsara? Again?
    Gaspard91 Gaspard91 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    When War Allows Evil Men to be Millionaires?!?!?http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/24754/Default.aspx?hp=popular_postsHamas Has Become a Millionaires...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    To my unknown star, If you could count the tears rolling down my cheeks, that's how much I love you. If you could feel how heavy my heart is, that's how much I miss you. If you...
    bebefore bebefore 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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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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    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 Jul 20

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    In 1778, a young man named Cornelius Darnell was captured by Shawnee warriors and taken to an area in Ohio known today as Oldtown. One of his fellow captives was Daniel Boone...
    Connifer Connifer 56-60, M 2 days ago

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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 9 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 3 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 3 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

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    [X] the dark [ ] staying single forever [ ] being a parent [X] being in front of others [ ] open spaces [ ] closed spaces [X] heights [ ] dogs [ ] birds [ ] fish [ ] spiders...
    1imaginarylife 1imaginarylife 18-21, F Jul 15

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    Download "Do Something" Ringtone "Do Something" I woke up this morning Saw a world full of trouble now Thought, how’d we ever get so far down How’s it ever gonna turn around...
    PrayerWarriorTeen PrayerWarriorTeen 13-15, F Jul 15

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    Fears~ [ ] the dark [ ] staying single forever [ ] being a parent [ ] being in front of others [ ] open spaces [X] closed spaces [X] heights [ ] dogs [ ] birds [ ] fish...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Obamacare costs $82 for subsidy-eligible people and $264 for the feds on average[Since Bitlord is such a fond hack for dear leader, this excerpt from CNN might make him want to run...
    idlewatcher idlewatcher 31-35, M 12 Responses Jul 17

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    You could save the world from war, end hunger in third world counties, achieve world peace, and wipe out poverty altogether and someone would STILL have something negative to say...
    XxVivaLaBellaxX XxVivaLaBellaxX 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I might be pregnant. I don't know. Problem is I would be bringing this kid into poverty if I were. I mean, I finally am going to be going to college, studying for two years for a...
    Lucile199 Lucile199 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Sometimes I feel like I'm standing in the middle of a dry grassy field and surrounding me the woods are on fire. Wind and smoke rustle the grass swirling around my body. The...
    ayndostoy ayndostoy 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    We're moving today and he is still being a Whiney little *****. I have been trying to share my excitement with him and he just looks down and refuses to let himself feel any joy...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    "Holler If You Need Me!"Holler is a verb that means to call out loudly.The young man, though blind and lost on the pathway of life, listened to the commotion of the coming crowd...
    PreacherFoReal PreacherFoReal 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Even if everyone worked hard and went to college, someone would still need to make our pizzas, stock our shelves, drive our cabs, etc. Quit looking down on them and assuming they...
    Workoutguy720 Workoutguy720 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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