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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 11 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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    Once I yearned to live a beautiful life... until I realized that I am not a beautiful person. I was born into poverty and neglected; the world of delights and opportunities was...
    Ewoo Ewoo 16-17 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I'm a writing this because I want to share my experience with those who may be where I once was and know there is hope. Also some people on this site are genuinely sharing pieces...
    RollingWaves RollingWaves 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Definitely wrong billionaires. EP Link
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Just saw a lady She drives around here today Going through trash cans In a city as hot as mesa arizona With gas prices this high So does she profit Like the wealthy who...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    Mine was not a goodbye but a very brief arrivederci. Reading about how scores of illegal immigrants are being MURDERED by criminal smugglers by hiding them in lorries or inside...
    LorenzoITALIA LorenzoITALIA 46-50, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    When I was younger I was physically and mentally abused by my mother. In my early childhood my dad was an alcoholic who would drink come home and beat my mom. We would have to...
    Lost2334 Lost2334 26-30, M Aug 23

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    Now i'm not usually someone who supports eugenics and abortion, but I have come across a horrible topic I read about, about couples who have serious genetic disorders who choose to...
    calliney calliney 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    To repeat myself is needed. While homeless. And eaten by bugs. Facts about sad being truth. http://youtu.be/CM2PRONIiMU
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Aug 18

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    ..but maybe I am. When I think back over my life and all the "things" I have coveted, most of them have been fickle, fleeting wants. I was lucky that my parents didn't respond to...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 18

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    There are pain hidden way beneath the surface of the soul teardrops of blood creating waterfalls sometimes i wonder can one possibly survive i was nine when i met my first pain...
    sisiyah sisiyah 22-25, F Aug 18

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    i do love my job. I'm pretty good at what I do but with all the training I've had, it never seems to prepare you for what might happen next. I am a FIRST RESPONDER FIREFIGHTER...
    STORMCHASER10 STORMCHASER10 36-40, M Aug 17

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    Julian Bond, a champion of equal rights, died Saturday in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.His wife of 24 years, Pamela Horowitz, was leaving the intensive care unit when a nurse stopped her...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Jesus, this got old years ago...No way in hell was it all just a phase. This was something, is still something, so much more consequential. So much more anxious and deprived...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Since they profit Via colleges And the medical industry And the professionals who do both. EP Link
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Aug 17

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    For obvious reasons. EP Link
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Aug 17

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    Disodedience can sometimes be a virtue. After all, if some people would never have disobey and rebelled historically, we would be in a worst posture than we already are...
    DA68 DA68 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    The wealthy. Creators of poverty. Not job providers Not heros who saved society. Or earth. Facts about sad being truth. http://youtu.be/CM2PRONIiMU https://youtu.be...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Aug 16

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    And we let many profit. Thinking our kids have a future.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Aug 16

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    I had the most prolonged and intense dream/nightmare last night. It's funny how when you're having it that it is potent but as soon as you try to write it down it becomes farcical...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M Aug 16

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    This... is something I've never shared out side of my significant other. But I feel, if it's out there, someone somewhere will begin to read this very text and be witness to the...
    Discordiah Discordiah 18-21, F Aug 15

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    You know how people say "You look like you've just lost your best friend?" Well, I have. I mean, he's not dead or anything, thank goodness. He's just lost to me. For most of our...
    GraceDracul GraceDracul 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 14

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    Why. Hmmm. Well. https://youtu.be/pcKMd49wDRk
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Aug 14

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    Debt. To college That taught little. Versus professors Paid too much. https://youtu.be/SA1bsM2rZVU
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Aug 14

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    I almost got caught wearing panties and bra at work, but luckily I narrowly escaped total embarrassment:) has any of you had any close calls?
    happycrosser happycrosser 31-35, M Aug 14

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    I have problems that I think are so big and so important to deal with. Though life threatening at times, my issues are nothing in comparison to those of others. In fact, even...
    Guest4111 Guest4111 13-15, M Aug 13

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    "Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. It meets a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts that is something on...
    brandonflowers brandonflowers 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    One in four pays what. https://youtu.be/9cJUBOZE26k
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Aug 13

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    It comes & goes... In waves. The fear of exposure. That much connection. All the love from real people, all the everything else from those who are self-important. What causes...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    10 Surprising Facts About Rejection We know that rejection really hurts, but they can also inflict damage to our psychological well-being that goes well beyond mere emotional pain...
    ChrisErizo1 ChrisErizo1 31-35, M Aug 12

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    And those who copy wealth. https://youtu.be/LDmLVr6AUHs
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Aug 12

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    i believe weed should be legal it would end so many problems plus they could tax the living hell out of it and make a shot ton of money for the US "instead of a war on poverty...
    ILoveMadden ILoveMadden 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I was born to a woman who couldn't remember who my father was. I was adopted by another family when I was 2 years old. I was trafficked from the time I was 6 years old till Iwas 17...
    CharisGrace CharisGrace 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Oh you messed with the wrong Mexican. when you call me a spick and other racist terms from your car as you speed away, you might feel safe tbecause you escaped.... but the jokes on...
    Manuel1Martinez Manuel1Martinez 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    “While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. For if after they have...
    JgM9031 JgM9031 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    Why are pains caused by wealth. Inflation. No solar cities. No alternative energy. Luxury over societal health. Lies from yes men. Instead of praise for cures...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    I am a African American with recent Caribbean ancestry and proud to be a Maroon descendent.The Jamaican Maroons were descendants of ex-slaves who had fled to the hills following...
    theslyfox theslyfox 36-40, M Aug 11

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