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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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    I had to kick out my former-pseudo-roommate. He was never really supposed to be a permanent roommate - but I did expect him to adhere to the usual standards of proper behavior. I...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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      As an African backpacker, who travels everywhere throughout the world, I let myself know that I’m not going to be ignorant and break down things I see on my traveling...
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    Hi, I'm TheOneWhoEscaped, part time savage, part time Sexual Snowflake, and full time Unicorn Psychologist. Phone no. 666-666-666 Location: Special place in hell.
    TheOneWhoEscaped TheOneWhoEscaped 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The World for what it is. . .Never give your hearts to this world or to any of the things in it. A man cannot love the Father and love the world at the same time. For the whole...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    The World for what it is. . .Never give your hearts to this world or to any of the things in it. A man cannot love the Father and love the world at the same time. For the whole...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    The World for what it is. . .Never give your hearts to this world or to any of the things in it. A man cannot love the Father and love the world at the same time. For the whole...
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    The World for what it is. . .Never give your hearts to this world or to any of the things in it. A man cannot love the Father and love the world at the same time. For the whole...
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    The World for what it is. . .Never give your hearts to this world or to any of the things in it. A man cannot love the Father and love the world at the same time. For the whole...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The World for what it is. . .Never give your hearts to this world or to any of the things in it. A man cannot love the Father and love the world at the same time. For the whole...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    The World for what it is. . .Never give your hearts to this world or to any of the things in it. A man cannot love the Father and love the world at the same time. For the whole...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    I have it all. I look great on paper. People are envious of me. But guess what? I'd trade this life in a heartbeat for a life of poverty if only it meant I could be HAPPY. ALL I...
    unpredictableprediction unpredictableprediction 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Human trafficking awareness month was in January. So felt like sharing facts here. The sad truth even though slavery is abolished today. There are still more slaves today than at...
    LibriArte LibriArte 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Are we all just going through the motions of life? Do any of us know what the fvck we're supposed to be doing? I fvcking don't! Social poverty traps me in a house with someone I...
    guriinii guriinii 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    "No wealth like education and no poverty like ignorance." ~Ali Ibn Abi Talib
    karrem karrem 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    User debidoodaa 31-35, F just told me anarchy was bad....seriously, don't people her age know anything? Anarchy means WITHOUT government. if you don't know that the source of all...
    Gerald85 Gerald85 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Why poor allow it baffles me Why churches allow it disgusts me
    OddButResilient OddButResilient 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My dream is to change the world. I have dreamed for years that people look up to me and think of me as a good person. I would love to make the world equal, stop wars, end poverty...
    ThatGuyFromTheUK ThatGuyFromTheUK 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    what would you do for your girlfriend? would you give her everything,even if it came at your own expense? would you sacrifice your future just to be with her because you know she...
    Kitty1997 Kitty1997 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Is there for honesty poverty That hings his head, an' a' that; The coward slave - we pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that! For a' that, an' a' that, Our toils obscure an...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    I have been struggling with wheezing and shortness of breath during the night and when exercising or walking for about a year now. It wakes me up about 3-4 times every night. About...
    VeryInteresting1234 VeryInteresting1234 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I do like St Augustine! I tend to favor the 'bad boy' men who changed their lives! Gave my son the middle name Austin after St Augustine on purpose. He was a party boy with a live...
    Nipper66 Nipper66 46-50, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I lived off interest until 2008, when we all know what happened to interest rates back then. I had CD accounts in 18 different banks worldwide and my average was about 4% when I...
    CaptainEurope CaptainEurope 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    My whole life I felt like my life was coming to a end. My whole life I wanted it to come to a end I do not believe in depression I don't believe that I have any kind of chemical...
    bushi132001 bushi132001 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Universal Healthcare accessible to all regardless of income Some things such as Housing, Education and Health should not be left to the market to decide Education should be...
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    Slavery is legally banned. But millions of India's children live and work in slave labour conditions -- bonded labour, sex trafficking, child labour, domestic 'help' servitude and...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    I've never been able to keep a job for over 2-3 years. I always seem to get ... I don't know what it is ... exacerbated. So I quit. I get fed up. I dislike authority figures...
    dmcac dmcac 46-50, F Feb 3

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    An argument that I hear in support of the status quo is that billionaires and the like deserve their wealth because they work hard or at least worked hard to get where they are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 3

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    OPEN HEAVENS FELLOWSHIP DAILY DEVOTION REIGN OVER SICKNESS!!! Romans 5:17 ... much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in...
    ganyoji ganyoji 22-25, F Feb 3

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    A gulp of sadness escaped me while reading the newspaper the other day. We look on and read of things which did not directly affect us. And still, that gulp of sadness escaped me...
    wanderquietly wanderquietly 18-21, F Feb 2

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    A new addition to my long list of stories that I am writing. :) Unrequited Love:The Statue of Longing: An Angel love story. :) :Chapter 1: “Hello, my name is Abel. I work...
    SnowVixen SnowVixen 22-25, F Jan 31

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    I am laughing looking at my screen. As Ms. oracle put Air China add on my page.Nice ! She had to work hard to get deal with that China town man to Print some Fake Mes.
    congatumba congatumba 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    "I think too much" is an understatement. Each day, my mind is a whirlwind of activity and I can't turn it off, ever. I can't remember the last time I had a full night of sleep...
    SacrificeMe SacrificeMe 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 31

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    Lets say you start a business and it does well enough but you have to work hard for it all. At what point would be enough? Please remember some money has to go back into the...
    Grumpygirl79 Grumpygirl79 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    If only communism worked....
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 31

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    I am thankful my daughter is safe.Today ,her car was hit by a speeding car.She escaped unhurt but the car is badly damaged.
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    Your wish means somebody else's downfall. Let's see; I wish all illnesses and diseases will go away. HOORAY! Science and medical no longer required. The doctors at medical centres...
    Sazzio Sazzio 26-30, M Jan 30

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    Pandora's Box And on my way I found a box lid discarded Nothing in it Written in red Please keep upright Do not open Fragile! If undelivered - please return to Pandora I...
    silenttomorrows silenttomorrows 51-55, M Jan 30

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    100s of many years of political and socio-economic problems combined with racial persecution, poverty and even more lately drug violence have forced full of migration of Hispanics...
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