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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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    Why don't you stop complaining about the injustices done and work on a root to the solution? The inherent problem is the exposure to violence in low-income communities. Fix it now...
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    I do love Christmas, but I hate what it is turning into. We seem to be forgetting that Christmas is first and foremost a religious symbol of the birth of Christ. Don't worry, I'm...
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    So many are desperately poor in Philippines. This is Janessjoy, her mum n dad split and left her. She lives with her Gran that washes their neighbors laundry to make the only...
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    Since I was little I have had the fear of being alone. I have watched throughout the years people grow and move apart from people. I have watched relationships become torn and...
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    The mysterious moon. The moon is accused of many things. People turn into wolves or vampires, women spits children and during a full moon, you can not always take responsibility...
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    I thought I would share my story. The first time this happened to me I was 11 years old. I feel asleep as usual, but this night I had a nightmare of my room catching on fire and I...
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    Sometimes, when this world tests me...I feel like it's not a fair test. Or perhaps, that it is more of a provocation than anything else. It feels like everything is made...
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    Proof #35 - Notice Jesus' myopia If you think about Jesus, you realize that his biggest problem is an incredible case of myopia. We can see this myopia quite clearly as we look...
    findmeholdmehateme findmeholdmehateme 18-21 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When I grew up with my one sibling and parents, we didn't visit my grandparents, aunts or uncles because my parents ran away from them. They had no family other than my sibling and...
    Shackledreturn Shackledreturn 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 31

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    A bride tells her husband, "Honey, you know I'm a virgin and I don't know anything about sex. Can you explain it to me first?" "Okay, sweetheart. Putting it simply, we will call...
    Mike9272 Mike9272 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 5

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    NOTE: Please do not let the length of this post deter you from reading. It is worth every moment. :) I did something very recently that was mindbogglingly idiotic, imbecilic, and...
    andrewphysics andrewphysics 18-21, M Nov 7

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    NOTE: Please do not let the length of this post deter you from reading. It is worth every moment. :) I did something very recently that was mindbogglingly idiotic, imbecilic, and...
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    November 21. Financial Fears. I sat in the car, looking at the sign on the door of the food shelf office: "Closed until Friday." It was Wednesday. I had two hungry children and...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    November 21. Financial Fears. I sat in the car, looking at the sign on the door of the food shelf office: "Closed until Friday." It was Wednesday. I had two hungry children and...
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    November 21. Financial Fears. I sat in the car, looking at the sign on the door of the food shelf office: "Closed until Friday." It was Wednesday. I had two hungry children and...
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    November 21. Financial Fears. I sat in the car, looking at the sign on the door of the food shelf office: "Closed until Friday." It was Wednesday. I had two hungry children and...
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    November 21. Financial Fears. I sat in the car, looking at the sign on the door of the food shelf office: "Closed until Friday." It was Wednesday. I had two hungry children and...
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    November 21. Financial Fears. I sat in the car, looking at the sign on the door of the food shelf office: "Closed until Friday." It was Wednesday. I had two hungry children and...
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    November 21. Financial Fears. I sat in the car, looking at the sign on the door of the food shelf office: "Closed until Friday." It was Wednesday. I had two hungry children and...
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    November 21. Financial Fears. I sat in the car, looking at the sign on the door of the food shelf office: "Closed until Friday." It was Wednesday. I had two hungry children and...
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    Money doesnt buy happiness? Well poverty doesnt buy JACK SH!T!!!
    AntonioV AntonioV 46-50, M 5 Responses Oct 25

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    I thought I was managing to stay alive for a little while yesterday. I ate. I ate three meals. But I've realized that I was just showing another sign of weakness. My body had...
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    After high school I hung around the wrong crowd of asian gangsters. after I escaped a riddle of bullets I I decided this life wasn't for me. I went to college, graduated and now...
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    I come from a very broken family. My mother tortures my dad physically, hits him with knifes and bricks and my father is too scared to retaliate or even argue back. My sister is...
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    40 Lessons by Holy Prophet (S.A.W) ------------------------------ 01. Refrain from sleeping between fajr and Ishraq, Asr and Maghrib, Maghrib and Isha...
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    I've been dealing with this thing for quite some time, and I have to say that its a relief knowing that it at least has a name. And just so you know, I'm MDing even now. MD has...
    dddreamer dddreamer 26-30, M Oct 27

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    I talk to myself. A lot. I don’t mean screaming “****!” or “****!” or other profanities when I trip or hit my head; I do that but everyone else does too. That doesn’t...
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    It’s not nice to say you’ve been a battered woman. And often you don’t want to think of yourself that way. You tell yourself you don’t really have it that bad. You think...
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    Many people see me as a confidant, beautiful woman, but few people know how I became that person. I was bullied both physically and verbally from age 10-15. I was thrown down a...
    Leopard3487 Leopard3487 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 28

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    I'm Sure. We are all the same unless time travel Escaped me and we are all posting for no reason
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    "Into the Wild" is a movie based on a book by the same name.The spirit of adventure.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7vSBlgf0eQA real story. A 24 year old man drops everything...
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    "I loved Her..." I loved her style in which she wrote And what she writ The passion in how she spoke When she would recite me a bit, Every vowel and consonant That escaped her...
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    When I met my wife 35 years ago we were both heavy drinkers. I knew her ex-husband and used to drink with him sometimes but didn't like him because of the way he treated his (later...
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    When I am late for anything in a dream, I will wake up in a state of panic. I had a dream about almost being stabbed to death by an escaped mental patient and that was fine, but if...
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    I these last few years ,I have learnt every single hardship,one could everexperience. I have failed,cried,been abandoned,unloved since my birth, faced poverty,humiliation,taunting...
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    On the one hand, there is a way of being so anxious about physical pleasure, so afraid that you won’t make it, that you grab it too hard. That you just have to have that thing...
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    Had a relapse today. I had planned to clean house today and then post here on the therapeutic benefits of housecleaning in battling depression. Instead I found myself spending...
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    It is such a beautiful, natural and unspoilt country...especially Inle Lake if you've never been there before and it's your first time having your breath taken away :) too bad the...
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