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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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    "Thousands upon thousands are yearly brought into a state of real poverty by their great anxiety not to be thought of as poor." - Robert Mallett This statement is so true for...
    CKastellanos CKastellanos 22-25, F Mar 23

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    After being Friendzoned since the 9th grade, I've come to the realization that if I simply gave up it'll get easier to forget about M. well it didn't... The only real way to escape...
    FriendzoneEscapee FriendzoneEscapee 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I fell in love for the first time when I was 17 and homeless. He gave me somewhere to stay when I needed it, supported me getting a job, taught me what real friends were and helped...
    Mackas14 Mackas14 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    18 Stats That Prove That Government Dependence Has Reached Epidemic Levels The American Dream April 18, 2014 Did you know that the number of Americans getting benefits...
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    I am a drug addict. I have recently: -Escaped an ******* who hurt my heart and chose drugs over letting me in. -Escaped 2 malignant narcissists who were trying with all intent to...
    quantumenergy quantumenergy 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am a realist-positivist (meaning i explain reality just how it is) and what I said in another comment about the behaviour patterns of most Tennessee citizens is 100% correct. I...
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    White Supremacist Suspect in Kansas Jewish Center Killings Faces Hate Crime Charges OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (Reuters) - The suspect in the Passover Eve killings of three people at...
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    An except from the first page of a novel I'm currently writing. It was the beginning of a new century, and life was grand. People were staggering about in a drunken stupor, minds...
    blakechapman21 blakechapman21 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    I have been thinking lately about never having been born and the comfort it may give me. I beleive in an afterlife and beleive we all come here from that plane of existence to...
    CTcitzen CTcitzen 26-30, M Apr 14

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    I'm a swimmer. so it was really hard to find areas to cut that would not be visible. i used to cut my fingers and my wrists. i would cover them with bracelets. one day when i was...
    punkpanda3 punkpanda3 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I have made my decision! After 3 years of experiencing poverty-stricken rural Georgia, I'm going to spend one more year here and then it's back 'home' to South Carolina. This...
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    51. And recall that We appointed for Moses forty nights. Then you took to worshiping the calf after him, and you turned wicked. 52. Then We pardoned you after that, so that you...
    achref85 achref85 26-30, M Mar 25

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    I'm grieving tonight. My story is very long. To make it short. It includes, poverty, child hood sex abuse at 6, and 9. Adoption and finding out under bad circumstances at the age...
    burbanek burbanek 46-50 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I wanted to share my dream experiences with all of you for two reasons. 1.) I want an insight of what It might mean. 2.) I want to see if I'm not alone. It all started in my...
    Luna77721 Luna77721 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Yes I want to help people and make sure there is less suffering, poverty and pollution. Also make sure there is a future for this world that my children will one day be able to...
    TheDarkOak TheDarkOak 18-21, M Mar 30

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    Hello everyone reading this site. The story that I’m going to tell you now is quite long, but I think it could be useful if you are in a similar situation in the future. It all...
    blinker1 blinker1 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Several years ago, I was at a professional women's basketball game, and I noticed one of the assistant coaches. She really stood out as a phenomenal beauty, and I remember for the...
    Silenthawk Silenthawk 46-50, M 6 Responses Apr 1

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    What kind of a future does a C student with autism who lives in poverty have? Effort doesn't matter anymore, I'm simply just unable to do the things I'm told, the schoolwork I'm...
    ThatOtherGuy16 ThatOtherGuy16 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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    To others who have been through it and feel conflicted (and only those people, because others feel very solid in their choices, and I acknowledge those women. However, those who...
    palimia palimia 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Lord, you've known me a long time. Since before creation. The easy days are over. Nothing but uncertainty far as I can see. I don't know if you care the jobs I choose. I'm not just...
    1490wayb 1490wayb 46-50, M Apr 2

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    I am sick of suberbia & noise, & blank faces, & fast food, & dis - engaged kids, & old follks homes, & factory education, & fancy cars, & sexy clothing, & religious morals...
    benbingham benbingham 31-35, M Apr 3

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    hello, my name is R. I feel like I'm 'coming out' posting this. I've felt on and off suicidal, or depressed since my early teens. I'm now 64. I married a similar person , we are...
    robdaartist robdaartist 61-65, M 5 Responses Apr 5

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    Let me explain why it makes sense for my depression. 1. I have severe psoriasis. 2. I have pediatric MS that is progressing aggressively where I already have 8 brain lesions. 3...
    EmilyTheWise EmilyTheWise 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    [X] the dark [X] staying single forever [ ] being a parent [X] being in front of others [ ] open spaces [X] closed spaces [ ] heights [ ] dogs [ ] birds [ ] fish [X] spiders...
    Ally95xx Ally95xx 18-21, F Apr 5

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    When you look at me what do you see? I seem to mirror what people want to see but that's not the truth. Do you see a ditzy white girl princess ? Wrong. I lived most of my life in...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    US. Government Guilty of Martin Luther King’s Murder : CORPORATE MEDIA GUILTY ... COMPLICIT IN COVER-UP‘Today’s US government and media “leaders” are...
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    Sometimes I would like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice in the world when He could do something about it… but I’m afraid He might ask me the same question...
    juniper12 juniper12 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I've always been an optimistic person; even as a child in the midst of homelessness and poverty, I would hug my mother and tell her, "It'll be alright Mama- we'll be ok." Now as a...
    iCaii iCaii 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    So sd10 was here this weekend. First weekend since we moved. Again she drove me insane!! From the minute we picked her up she had an attitude problem. Probably cause she doesn't...
    angelfallen13 angelfallen13 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    My addiction 16 oz 2 shot Latte with 2 Splenda's and 1/2 & 1/2 (breve) across the top. Finally gave up flavored coffees for sweet strong coffee, my new favorite Poverty Bay in...
    pumilu pumilu 61-65, F Apr 7

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    I live in squaller. I think I do it on purpose so I can blame poverty for not finding any success as an artist
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I've been feeling low and helpless these past days coz I was put into a situation that left me broke and embarrassed by someone I loved and trusted. Today though I have decided to...
    LLsexyLL LLsexyLL 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I am in love with travelling alone. I have backpacked across Europe, twice and travelled to Central America and across the United States and Canada. I do this alone. I've met...
    EscapeAndAway EscapeAndAway 22-25, F Apr 9

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    In our neighborhood there are a few schools where the kids attend barefoot.It seems so good.Its good to see that Sa schools still encourage kids to go barefoot.I stopped to fill up...
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    You wanna know what I really hate. Racists. You know what's interesting, most people who say aren't racist say racist things. I dress a certain way, and talk a certain way. I have...
    thatgirl987 thatgirl987 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I feel as life has no more meaning to offer. The experience I've lived I enjoyed, everything that I once deemed so precious isn't what it used to be. As I grew, I came to...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    Not people that are actually poor of course. The ones that doesn't have any place to stay or find it difficult just to get a meal a day. Or the ones that are struggling hard on a...
    tooloaded tooloaded 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    My Community I'm from A close knit community Some living in luxury Which ease's the pain of those living in poverty We don't feel the classism rivalry Nor do we support the...
    shabazz213 shabazz213 31-35, M Apr 13

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    Improving the Mind? Of late, I’ve been living in the world of Ethics. It started out as an academic exercise and a bit of autodidacticism, but I’m thinking it might be getting...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Apr 13

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    I could not think of a more perfect father than mine. Born as the oldest child of 8 sisters, my dad and his family grew up as a lower-class arabic family, at one point even...
    bassamelali bassamelali 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 14

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    I am a wealthy person. I was born into a wealthy Saudi family, and I have a very stable career that gives me a comfortable lifestyle. I'm very grateful and realize how fortunate...
    rajasaeed rajasaeed 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Income Inequality In America -The Intended Results Of America's Right-To-Work LawsAmerica’s commercial capitalistic corporations acquired power in the American political...
    PreacherFoReal PreacherFoReal 46-50, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I myself am not religious but I've always respected others that are, but there are several things i don't understand. Things that I've never attempted to ask out load because of...
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    We Are Just Different Shades Of Brown {originally written October 20, 2008; updated and revised 07/04/2012}My fellow Americans and those who have chosen to call themselves...
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    Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, "Deja Vu" album, 1970. Song title: "4 + 20". In case you want to listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b-y2yv2WVc This is dedicated to all my...
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    Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. ~Mother Teresa
    queenparanoid queenparanoid 70+, F 6 days ago

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    My Community I'm from A close knit community Some living in luxury Which ease's the pain of those living in poverty We don't feel the classism rivalry Nor do we support the...
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     A Statement That Was Not And Still Is Not TrueOn the back of every treasured dollar bill is the affirmation that in God we trust. We have circulated this untrue statement for...
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    Never Left Me!- My wife and me married for the wrong reason...because she was pregnant with my 1st child and my ultra religious Catholic grandmother(who raised me) would disown me...
    ArgentineJailbird ArgentineJailbird 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago