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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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    And it's not just me. I've recently had a really long and really emotional conversation with my mother about the struggles I'm facing. This is a life lesson. This had led to some...
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    Too good at suffering: Really nice article here: "http://www.sarahiatt.com/blog/too-good-at-suffering/" Some people are good at suffering. Too good. A person can have a lot of...
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    Aye, it's FloRivah. My homie just dropped two of the songs that will be featured in my album, "Mixin' 'n Mashin'." Below are the SoundCloud links. Be sure to follow me at @FloRivah...
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    Aye, it's FloRivah. My homie just dropped two of the songs that will be featured in my album, "Mixin' 'n Mashin'." Below are the SoundCloud links. Be sure to follow me at @FloRivah...
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    This article may be of interest to those considering divorce, but wondering about its affect on their kids. "The new research, which came out of Georgetown University and the...
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    I was trying to get my life back together.... I was trying to be a better person with the one person who treated me like I was normal and I didn't need to change...Today... my...
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    The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the...
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    17 TH OCTOBER: INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY ADOPT SMALL FAMILY, EDUCATE CHILDREN COMPULSORILY, AND SUPORT GREEN REVOLUTION TO ERADICATE POVERTY.
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    I have lived and survived a life of poverty and abuse..all of them...emotional, physical, sexual etc. I'm also a product of my generation..smart and a late bloomer, life...
    khewster khewster 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 22

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    I feel really bad, I don't like when my parents spend huge amounts of money on me. I feel like that because when I go out and eat, there are always those people who walk in to...
    jonho10 jonho10 13-15, M Sep 23

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    Wednessday. Chicken for dinner. Cookies for breakfast. No solution to poverty bills faced yet.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 24

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    Jenipe Jenipe 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    I have this tendency to create and look for trouble. Looking back on my life, I feel like I have nothing that inspirational to share. I mean, I lived too normally. I eat three...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F Sep 28

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    Monday. Victory list. Havent erased me. Or others. Am free. Got pals. Got overpriced smartphone. Got ep. Got trailer. Hunting gold with mentor...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 29

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    People call me baby killer and murderer. They have the nerve to say "you should have kept your legs closed" but they know nothing about what happened to me. I was raped at age 14...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 30

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    Poverty. For no worthy reason. Society gone animal. Instead of humane.
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    the dreariness oh the dreariness of twenty-two years coming down that street, summer, fall, winter and spring. winter being the worst. the potted plants so carefully tended so...
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    I want to meet someone who understands what it feels like to be living a "good" life so to speak (middle class I guess) despite having lived through poverty, family drug abuse...
    brockblack brockblack 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    samy666 samy666 18-21, F Oct 10

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    skypelover2015 skypelover2015 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    I am passionate in person but I am also passionate about many things in life. 29,500,000 trees are cut down on a daily basis. 2m people die everyday due to poverty. Soldiers...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 11

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    Even though I could be and have every right to be, I much prefer the simple things in life. I am comfortably rich but it has not always been the case. I grew up in extreme...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Oct 11

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