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I Hate That We Need Money to Survive

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    We're Broke

    my husband works so hard. We want to enjoy life, we want alot of things for our son, we want to have a car, we want little things for ourselves. But we can't do all that because we don't have money. The money he works so hard for goes to the bills, helping our family who is also...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 9, 2008

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    What I hate about out money system is

    that we need money to actually survive. If you don't have money, you don't have food, or water, or a place to sleep in safety away from the cold. It seems so stupid to have to pay to actually have the right to survive, to live. It's a right given to us when we're born, yet...
    AliasTaylor AliasTaylor 18-21, F Aug 31

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    Some People Give Their Money Away!

    I think there's a group on EP somewhere who say "I give money to homeless people" i think i may ask 'em for some!!!! :D *LOL*
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 5 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    So Much More.

    I'll start with this:60-80 years to live. 200 countries to explore. Millions of plants and animals to see, Billions of things to experience.And what do we experience? Mediocrity. Average. Normal. Routine. Yes, society may have been a little more backward, but then-A middle aged...
    nilmortalibusarduiest nilmortalibusarduiest 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 14, 2013

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    The World Would Be a Better Place Without It!

    There was a time when we did not use money. we must have got on pretty good back then. Why did that change? If we all learned to work together and help one another we could live like that again! If you need food grow it. If you want things work for them. Life could carry on as it...
    alightinthedarkness alightinthedarkness 31-35, F 10 Responses May 25, 2009

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    Capitalism is designed

    so that for some people to be wealthy, others must suffer and die no matter how hard they work. Blame capitalism.
    myhermitage myhermitage 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    Because of money I can't live the life I want

    to live. It's unfair that people can be born with a lot of money and can have the life without even trying.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses Oct 18

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    I'm a college and I work hard,

    but some days it just doesn't seem to cut it! I can't wait to more financially independent but at the same time hate that I need money to survive or be something in this world
    fitdrew77 fitdrew77 22-25, M Mar 4

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    Like honestly , it's just paper .

    Now for phones and extras , that's understandable . But for water , foo, clothes , housing ... That's lame
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    All About Money...

    I still don't get what is so fun about "life". In this world there is 1 thing you need to have so that you can live, and that's money! It's always and will probably always will be about money! If you don't have money, you have nothing! No home, no food, nothing! It's always about...
    blackrose3908 blackrose3908 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18, 2011

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    I'm sick of never having enough money I'm tired

    of being broke never having a full cupboard or fridge I hate having to pick food or the bills and I don't like being so poor you can even afford what you need to survive on sure you got a roof over your head but I mean I'm tired of having to choose between that and food I mean...
    Duchanne Duchanne 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I Hate Money!!!!!!!!!!!!

     will believe it our not there are ways to live without money,,,but it means not haveing alot of nuisance I had friends that lived on the river for two years, one day money ain't going to work any more,,,I would like to live in a tepi,,,I was homeless for six years, did not...
    maryomaga3 maryomaga3 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 21, 2009

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    It's stupid, really. We need money to meet our

    needs, so we have to have a job. The government taxes the money we make, so we have less to survive on. Then there is tax on the stuff we buy that we need to survive, leaving even less for us to survive on. Then, every year we have to file our taxes to see if the government...
    CuriosityCantHurt CuriosityCantHurt 41-45, M Feb 25

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    Struggling

    So I am really struggling with money at this point. I am a massage therapist and recently quit my job at a big spa that I worked at for almost 3 years. I left because the company was corrupt and wanted to take even more of my money than they already were. I left on a pretty good...
    marleychick23 marleychick23 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    I am realizing I need to change my view about

    money and manage it better, and put it towards finding a better job. This is the world we live in. I used to be naive about it, and I can use all the help I can get realizing ways to help myself.
    onthisislandinthisworld onthisislandinthisworld 22-25, F Oct 7

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    It Is Not Right

    Money is the root of all evil
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 7, 2013

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    Goodbye Money!!!!

    Money has put so many limitations on our lives and has turned most of humanity into a money hungry, money seeking and money worshiping species. I wish money was never created, that humanity had evolved beyond the need to control and to dominate or be superior to one another. I...
    CCPhilosophy CCPhilosophy 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    I hate when people talk about money.

    it will only lead to argue and fight. it kills me somehow to see my parents or others debating over money, income and outcome. there is no peace in this sickening time.
    meandmythought meandmythought 26-30, F Oct 25

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    I hate that we need money to survive.

    I hate money in general. It represents yet another way in which we are enslaved to society. It is a powerful system of control, ensuring that we can never break away from modern society completely... Ensuring that we can never be free. They say money makes the world go round...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 18

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    Paying For Survival

    There's a price tag on your life, your time. How much do you make an hour? That's exactly how much your time is worth. So, you trade your time in order to make money, so you can buy food and water so you can live. You sell away your life for survival. If you didn't need money to...
    AnarchistChick AnarchistChick 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    I disagree with this.

    We need money to survive a standard modern life. Yet true survival is free if you know how to live out on the land. And to you "hurr durr I'm so country" the most of you are beyond ignorant. You get these big wigs with these high end degrees and or these corporate big shots...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F Mar 4

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    I like to daydream sometimes

    that I could start a coop with some friends, grow our own food, and slowly save up and invest in solar electricity and 'green energy' to the point where as a small community, we would be completely sustainable. No reliance on the rest of the world at all.
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 5 Responses Oct 7

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    I disagree. In order to live in the modern

    world you would need money but I am confident in my survival abilities in the wilderness. Where no one can stop you.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Aug 31

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    I often wonder how many people would act

    differently at work if they were financially secure ?
    Lostinlife1978 Lostinlife1978 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I've Always, Instinctively, Hated $$

    Even when I was really little - and I think it's kept me from MAKING money - because I resent and have no respect for money - strong feelings - is that weird??  I would love to go back to more of a barter system - better than the one on craigslist, though, lol! I try...
    kylae77 kylae77 31-35, F 1 Response May 8, 2009

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    Always Has Been And Always Will Be

    money . hmmmhhh , money ? yeah i think thats the only think that most of us had in mind . money can buy u lots of things . like lots lots . even a friend can be bought by money . thats the saddest part . . with money i can make my living a living dream .with money i can help...
    afinafi97 afinafi97 16-17, F Sep 18, 2012

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    I don't. I think it's dumb how some people have

    ridiculous amounts of money and some people can't make over 5.50 an hour. But needing money to survive gives you something to work for. If we didn't need money we wouldn't be at school or nobody would really need to work so why would they?
    pinkylo7 pinkylo7 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    If we got rid of the monetary system,

    everyone could have and do most anything they wanted, we would all be happier and treat each other better, everyone could excell, a world to dream for!!!
    kkaattss kkaattss 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 25

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    It's stupid to say that we need money to survive

    but honestly that is the way this world has been set up. I do believe that life in the wilderness would be hard but that is only because I have not been trained to live in the wilderness. If I have been trained, then it would be super easier and a lot better on my health since...
    electrapleiadian electrapleiadian 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I hate being broke and having to wait weeks at

    a time to buy food for the house I've never had a full fridge or cupboards I'm tired of barely have anything
    Duchanne Duchanne 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I don't hate that we need it,

    I hat the fact that I have so little money :(
    jacobpearce123 jacobpearce123 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    In society now, everything

    or anything that you want you need money to get it. Without money, people will look down on you. Without money, you will have nothing. You would not be able to afford anything. You can't live anymore because the only way to survive in the rich country is money. I'm just a poor...
    Planetweird Planetweird 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm on the verge of applying

    for a loan. Down to about fifteen bucks until payday, and all of my bills for the month to pay. It's so frustrating...
    fuzzynerd fuzzynerd 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    Working Mom of Four

    You know, I used to watch those old shows on Nick At Nite like Leave it to Beaver, The Donna Reed Show, Make Room for Daddy and the like. In those shows, you had mom at home. Dad made enough money to support the family. They didn't need credit cards.  The...
    lemleythelioness lemleythelioness 41-45, F Jun 27, 2009

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    Glad It's Not True!

    Blimey I'd be dead and buried if money was actually nessasary (sp?) but I'm glad to say I rarely use it. Mind you, getting a dentist when I've no address or money is impossible, there's allsorts of other little exceptions that are a pain to get around too. Prescription...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M Jan 19, 2009

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    We don't need money to survive,

    we need God to survive and I'm glad I know this .
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Oct 7

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    Work From Home, Anyone?!

    Hi, Im new to the whole work from home online marketing industry and I just got involved with this business that gives you the oppertunity to make $200 in comission and a $100 monthly residual income, per person you get to join.... but the great thing about this one is you dont...
    MattMo86 MattMo86 26-30, M Jul 22, 2013

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    The Richness Of Kings Of O,brien.......xxx

    i write here again , as i am fuming inside , the acid rises from his hiatus hernia not mine , ........... they know i need money to survive and i wish that were not so, i am constantly being pushed down by them, but the last time was and is the final time ............ my fury...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 2 Responses Jul 27, 2012

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    Ugh why does our lives have to revolve around money. I owe money on my apartment, I have federal and private loans for school I need to pay and I only have a part time job who...
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    I need to come up with a way to make money. Being broke is boring.
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    I'm in a relationship but want to work in the sex industry. I need the money so badly
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    I love my job. Partying for money is fun. but it doesnt get me everything i want :( it sucks , but its life . I so need an angel sent from above right now ;)
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    I'm 19 and paying half of my college tuition. I have a decent jobs , but could use an extra money for my needs . It sucks , but its life and I have had many generous people give...
    PinkLipstick00 PinkLipstick00 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    i am suffering in debt crisis right now and i do not know where to get or borrow money, i tried everything but failed. now i am selling my house, car and everything have to pay my...
    audi1230 audi1230 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 30

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    Everyone send me $5 dollars then we will go to the next person. ez money!
    Alanis1024 Alanis1024 36-40, F Nov 16

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