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I Live In Poverty

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    Poverty And Loneliness And Many Many Struggles ...

    thats all poverty loneliness and many struggles ...struggles beyond belief ..i try and see the best in my life ..but when you struggle to have the most basic neccessities its very tiresome ...i feel like my life will always have struggle and there is not one thing that makes me...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    Tempted not to do robberies

    and sell drugs ... I want to get a job :b instead ..
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    I Feel Lost

    I don't know what defines poverty but I think that defines myself and my family. I live in a two bedroom home that my cousin is letting us rent because they could no longer afford the payments and were going to let it go back to the bank. Everything we own was either purchased...
    srj2009 srj2009 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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    2 Jobs Still Doesn't Cut It

    I live about 2 grand below the poverty level... I do everything I can to try to save money and spend the least amount possible. I have the cheapest car insurance (liability only) and I have the lowest cell phone plan for now. The contract ends in Dec which I am very happy about...
    brokenheaart brokenheaart 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    College and Beyond

    I battled severe recurrent depression throughout college.  I went to three different universities and a junior college before I finally graduated with a bachelor's in Elementary Education.  I couldn't handle classroom teaching, and ended up just vegetating at my parents...
    aigiarm aigiarm 41-45 1 Response Mar 14, 2008

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    Miserable Life In Poverty And Solitude

    Poverty Has had a huge influence on my life and still is because I am still living in Poverty, do you really want to know what true poverty is? Well here you go, I dont have a dad And I dont even want to go in to that sort of detail with the son of a beetch, Anyways I only Live...
    Cutelilfox Cutelilfox 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 28, 2011

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    Hans Rosling About Poverty

    Maybe to show how poverty was and will be in the future.With humor, but certainly interesting.http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_reveals_new_insights_on_poverty.html
    wannashareit wannashareit 51-55, M Jul 27, 2011

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    I Live Well Below the Poverty Level (very Long, Sorry)

    Both I & my mother live well below the poverty level. I am working to change this fact, but as of now, & probably for a great while longer, it's the truth. Money was something we just never had much of as a child. My mother has always had health problems which led her to be...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 12 Responses Sep 7, 2008

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    A Bright Future

    I currently live in crisis housing and I am the lucky one.  I have only ever really had stable housing for 4 years when I was in my 20's.  I have a young child and try to make it as "fun" as possible.  We talk about how we will soon have a house where we...
    danielle17374 danielle17374 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2008

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    I'm Hungry

    I'm hungry. There isn't anything left in the cupboard. My cellphone has been disconnected. I've run out of quarters. The internet I'm using is the neighbour's. I still have power. Maybe not for much longer. I'm hungry and I feel weak. For a while it was okay. I was too...
    notreallyn notreallyn 22-25 2 Responses Oct 9, 2012

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    I Lived In Real Poverty Till Now

    I used to live on $320 a month most months. I am in Canada and 2 new services from the government have opened since my last story. One service, I will get an ADDITIONAL $222 from and a second service, I may get around $200 or so, about. Do the math and TACK these TWO payments...
    jmintuck jmintuck 36-40 May 16, 2012

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    I've come to accept the fact

    that I'm poor. I'm okay with it. I don't need much and I've got the basic needs of life met... lots of money tends to turn people into ******** anyway and the last thing I want to be is an *******.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M Apr 24

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    Anger Into Activism

    Wow!  I am looking back on my original stories and I can tell I was depressed when I wrote them.  Fortunately, I am feeling a lot better these days.  My doctor has added a new antidepressant to the ones I am already taking and I have more energy and focus, so I am...
    aigiarm aigiarm 41-45 2 Responses Apr 1, 2009

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    I Am Sick Of The Way I Live

    i am near 40 and have nothing .. no home of my own no job no income or business i have no friends i cant get a bank loan I can't get a credit card either... I really needed my course to pay off with a job and I blame Kelly College and Marina for most of my troubles getting work...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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    A Small Part of My Miserable Life !!

    In 2004 i was arrested and imprisoned for 5yrs for breaking someone arm in a fight,since i was released in 2007 i have found it impossible to find work, no one wants to employ someone who has a criminal record especially when there is a recession. So i have been living off £...
    xXLEE182Xx xXLEE182Xx 36-40 5 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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    The Most Frustrating Thing About Poverty

    The most frustrating thing about poverty is the lack of resources. Most things cost money. If you're poor it means you don't have the money to purchase resources. In a lotta cases the very resources that might enable you to get out of poverty. The old saying...gotta have money...
    cynx56 cynx56 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2012

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    Poverty Is A Blessing In The Midst Of A Rainbow ...

    poverty cannot be measured in this country or any first world country for that matter ... we cannot plead poverty if we measure ourselves by those of the human population who truly have nothing and really have to face the reality to live in grinding poverty everyday ....... when...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 Nov 10, 2012

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    A Small Part of My Miserable Life !!

    In 2004 i was arrested and imprisoned for 5yrs for breaking someone arm in a fight,since i was released in 2007 i have found it impossible to find work, no one wants to employ someone who has a criminal record especially when there is a recession. So i have been living off £...
    xXLEE182Xx xXLEE182Xx 36-40 5 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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    Am Used to It

    what can I say? Even when I was working, I was still poor. Humbles a person,is what it does ( to me,at least)  I've lived with it for a long time,and it's what I'm used to.Still doesn't mean I like it--am just used to it.
    cryingoveryou cryingoveryou 41-45, F Apr 1, 2009

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    Its A Sad Life

    every thing is poo it is sad people dont have money and rich people dont do anything help save poor people in great danger and poverty
    2 Responses Feb 9, 2013

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    Poverty In Texas

    I live in poverty.  How did I get here?  Chronic illness and single parenthood.  What is it like?  It sucks.  What can I do about it?  Not much at this point.
    aigiarm aigiarm 41-45 1 Response Mar 11, 2008

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    Where I Am Now

    I am 39 years old now.  I still fight the "black dog" frequently.  My kids are 10 and 11 and I am "unschooling" them now since they were so miserable at the public school they were going to.  I try to make the best of the times when I am well...
    aigiarm aigiarm 41-45 Apr 19, 2008

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    Poverty Is Not Hindrance To Success

    I came from a simple family in the province of Surigao Del Norte. My mother is a housewife while my father is a farmer. I have 8 siblings, 5 sisters and 2 brothers. My parents’ income is just enough to support our daily needs. Farming is our primary source of income. During my...
    Jan 23, 2013

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    We all live in poverty,

    let's be real here.
    saboosa1 saboosa1 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I Live Plenty Below Poverty Line As Well.

     Why do I live so far below poverty line? Not a whinge, I do promise. But, this is a story of coping and acceptance. At first, I would whinge about the situation I was in. I had wanted to be a doctor every since I was a small child. Something happened to my mental...
    jmintuck jmintuck 36-40 1 Response Oct 22, 2009

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    I Live In Poverty

    I remember my childhood being basically happy until I was about 10.  Although my parents were both professionals who made good money, by that time all three of my sisters were in college and my older brother had been in the hospital for a year, so money was tight.  I...
    aigiarm aigiarm 41-45 5 Responses Mar 13, 2008

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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...
    elkclan elkclan 41-45, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    So rock me momma like a wagon wheel Rock me momma any way you feel Hey momma rock me Rock me momma like the wind and the rain Rock me momma like a south bound train Hey momma rock...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 9 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    To be bored, uninterested, non-commited; to always "play it safe". To lead a boring life is simply existing until you no longer exist. Waiting to die. To be a walking corpse...
    MollyPetal MollyPetal 41-45, T 10 hrs ago

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    My husband is overweight, but is kind, considerate, even handsome. We have two kids together and have a wonderful family life. Since we've been married (4 years now), the sex...
    mzansigirl mzansigirl 36-40, F 22 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I already live a life of semi-delusion. If we do indeed create our own realities, then I have the ability to make my fantasy into reality.
    MollyPetal MollyPetal 41-45, T 10 hrs ago

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    For as long as I remember, My earliest memory was flying or floating through the sky. I have a strong memory of being "guided" through a mist by "someone" and flying through the...
    fliconmigo fliconmigo 41-45, F Oct 6

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    I used to live in Brighton in the past I lived there possibly from (2000/2008) I fell in love with the city and thought that it was the most attractive and liveable city in the uk...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    Milk Thistle’s therapeutic benefits have been known since ancient times, in fact, as far back as the 4th Century B.C! Generations relied on this gentle, natural, but most...
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    sometimes i wish i could just die with peace i am sick of this life you name it i have lost everything most of dreams get shattered recently heart broke i lost in love too too be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 1

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    I live for God because he has a job for me to do and I will do his will. I live for Jesus because he died for me so no I will live for him. I live for my angel because she have me...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Oct 1

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    Live and let live. Live your life and let others live theirs the way they want.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I never wanted to live... I'm just causing problems for everybody. I can't do anything right. I'm a failure. Now I know you don't think I can't do anything right but I'm freaking...
    alilight alilight 13-15, F 11 Responses Oct 14

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    No Regrets - "Nothing is certain, except death and taxes." - Benjamin Franklin - We all know when our taxes are due, but none of us know when we will die. We could live to the...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 14 Responses 6 days ago

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    There’s a number of reasons why people live in sexless marriages, every married couple’s situation is different; you could talk to fifteen different couples and hear fifteen...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    you know..... not that long ago most people actually did live off grid. They lived on farms, ranches, and plots of land on the far outskirts of town. It was a big deal when one or...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M Sep 23

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    Update. Last time I posted I was overwhelmed at how many responses I had. Some understood my struggle and some completely didn't get it. Reading it now I was pretty upset writing...
    2Blossom 2Blossom 46-50, F 15 Responses Sep 27

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    When it comes to my mental illnesses which are schizophrenia anxiety disorder depression and intrusive disturbed images thoughts and feelings sometimes even random words pop in my...
    Janisoneluv Janisoneluv 26-30, F Oct 5

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    When I was younger I was always underweight, I had no appetite and didn't eat enough. I was diagnosed with an eating disorder and put on an anti-dipresant. 3 months later I did a...
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    #YOLO #YouOnlyLiveOnce I will live my life to the fullest, so staying here in #EP that can suck out of your life while waiting would be a dislike! Hehe Kidding aside: We should...
    msgrateful msgrateful 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Hi All!Well, before I get too far, I should clarify that I am *hoping* to be living in a mobile home soon. As you can see from the pix below, the seller has done a wonderful job on...
    laoxinat laoxinat 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    I've lived in NC my whole life and I think I will probably never move away from this state. My town is kind of boring sometimes, but all of my family lives here. If you live in the...
    fifisis fifisis 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Currently lives in Singapore to study , but actually lived in Indonesia since my birth :)
    Saradomin Saradomin 18-21, M Sep 22

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    Every living thing was made by God and has a spirit. So whether it's scary, annoying, or unusual it has the right to live just like people do. People are scary, annoying and...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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