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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 escaped from a depression Happy i did.... Meh family still fighting, still looking for friends etc But at least now i dont feel the pain that i use to everyday and the darkness...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M 11 hrs ago

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    Tempted not to do robberies and sell drugs ... I want to get a job :b instead ..
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 8

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

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    Eleven years. That is how long it took me to get out of that place. That literally means that I have spent half my life dreaming of getting away... Running away. I am far enough...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    The problem for me is this: In general, women care for men & children, whether we know them or not. But it is generally accepted that women & children should feel unsafe in the...
    ChattyCathy80 ChattyCathy80 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    "We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I read this last night and loved it = Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake. If material poverty is to be avoided...
    didyouseethat didyouseethat 41-45, F Aug 2

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    How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky: There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important...
    curiosi curiosi 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 15

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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 Jul 30

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    Indonesia is to experience economic moderation. The city is a busy business center where tall high-rise buildings dot the city, simultaneously; usual in Jakarta, Indonesia are...
    donovanmerlk donovanmerlk 22-25, M Aug 4

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    A very rich man took his son to a village to show what poverty is all about. After the trip, he asked his son about poverty... The son replied : We have 1 dog; They had 4...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was born into a world of disease, hunger, poverty, and the most unimaginable love ever invented. Summer in India can reach almost 120 degrees every day before the blessed...
    minaclaire minaclaire 16-17, F Jul 28

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    I do not want to be contacted by those who are underage. Never mind categories. I don't think underage people should be on any type of social sites period. If they must, categories...
    OceanicXs OceanicXs 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Filipina women are the most feminine women I've ever encountered. They're simply amazing. But you can definitely go wrong with picking a Filipina if you don't know their motives...
    TransientDude TransientDude 26-30, M Jul 30

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    But it aint gonna happen. Because society wont permit needs. Due to my poverty. And societys stupudity.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 31

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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 2 Responses Aug 1

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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 Aug 1

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    Hey, I'm 18 male, and I really can't take my parents anymore. I'm thinking of running away all the time. I'm sorry, this is a bit long but I would really appreciate someone's...
    Balkan1996 Balkan1996 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 1

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    Hey, I'm 18 male, and I really can't take my parents anymore. I'm thinking of running away all the time. I'm sorry, this is a bit long but I would really appreciate someone's...
    Balkan1996 Balkan1996 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 1

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    It's a type of poverty that everyone experiences
    solrac8523 solrac8523 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 2

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    I really deserve it, so I'll start with that. I really expected to get into graduate school, or even prior to that; I expected to not continue to be alive past 30. I lived a...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Lol. Not always. Lmao. Not that disabled yet. But my eyes and ears pick up lunacy. Commercials. Conversations. Rules. Med warnings. Product warranty...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 2

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    About my religion. I was born as a Hindu, as my parents were Hindus. My father isnt a strict believer but believes in Osho. While my mother is a strict Hindu. All my family...
    KarlAnubhav KarlAnubhav 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 3

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    Let me start from the beginning; I was very troubled during my early years. My mom forced me to go to church and she never let me go out. So, whenever I had the chance, I would...
    daniyoul6 daniyoul6 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I have been in the escort industry for x months. I am expecting several responses to this as I am well aware of the stigmatization of sex work. Many tend to believe that this type...
    lilysworld lilysworld 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 4

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    My friends and I gather often, drinking coffee and talking about...yes our kids. There is the liberal dutch, who doesn't know where her kids are. There is the over protective Arab...
    discovery5 discovery5 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 4

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    I'm too young to retire and too old to be hired. No one wants what I've gained in a lifetime of experience and knowledge. I get turned down for job after job that I know I could do...
    ForcedFloridian ForcedFloridian 61-65 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Housing trouble. Car trouble. Discrimination due to poverty. Got a truck but no address No address means no insurance. No insurance robs me of driving. No address...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    If I were permitted by "the man" to title this piece, I would call it "The Immigration Question in Relation to previous trends". And it would analyze the argument made by pro...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    "Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These...
    FullCircleO FullCircleO 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Fortunatly, I never met someone who's against interracial relationships. Obviously I'm not against it either. I think people should focus on more important things, like poverty and...
    LindavdB LindavdB 13-15, T 2 Responses Aug 10

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    You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.
    Manzzle Manzzle 18-21, M Aug 10

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    My life had always been a lonely one. And I had always been someone who never wanted to hurt people with lies. I think I stopped feeling comfortable with who I am around the age of...
    junliga junliga 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    My mom is witty... very critical and analytical yet soft-hearted in a way. She used to tell me her stories of yore, and I would admire how much she had grown from her obstacles...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 1 Response Aug 10

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    I'm a weird individual. I think we are all weird. I often ponder on life & just don't get it. For the most part, we are born into a world that's a struggle. Our jobs are basically...
    UPSsux UPSsux 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    What I fear most, I think, is the death of the imagination. The poverty of life without dreams is too horrible to imagine. - Sylvia Plath
    FullCircleO FullCircleO 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 10

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    Mother's Family Memory (PART One) -- My mum is 79 and her short term memory is rather bad already. Not a reader or interested in anything intellectual, mother seldom gets to use...
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    Created up of forty islands, only eight of which might be inhabited, Turks and Caicos Islands are encircled by coral reef and residential to some of the most various maritime life...
    Alvera964pn Alvera964pn 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    Debating ....moaning..... discussing Wars....drugs....unemployment. ...poverty....world issues Discussing... moaning.....debating Personal finance...country economy....world...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F Aug 11

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    You should bear in mind that availability will frequently improve and for that reason we recommend that you choose to simply call us to e book this Specific fare as soon as...
    Willy52yt Willy52yt 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    And reading glasses. Eyes get worse due to age. And poverty. But fuzzy if not helped. So i wear helpers. Sigh.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 11

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    That is latin for, "Remember you will die." I am not scared of death. I used to be. Very touchy subject. People die everyday. We are powerless in it's pursuit. While we are here on...
    GarnetRoses GarnetRoses 22-25, F Aug 12

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    Explain to us your holiday getaway preferences and get Distinctive discounts and exclusive features straight to your inbox.Alternatively, you might want to stay in a luxury beach...
    Keniaga838 Keniaga838 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I am so fuckinggg annoyed with seeing 224439439 million posts about Robin Williams' death. Stawp. I know he's fuckinggg dead already. And it's not that I didn't respect him as an...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Wow....it has been a long time since I have been on here. Some things have changed, some haven't. I am still in the same relationship...I haven't gotten brave enough to get out of...
    amarieb90 amarieb90 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    It is just absolutely astonishing the number of idiots who seem to believe they are the "intelligent" ones in their relationships. Your poverty of thought is literally mortifying...
    rymister104 rymister104 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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