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I Live In Poverty

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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...
    aigiarm aigiarm 41-45 2 Responses Apr 1, 2009

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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...
    brokenheaart brokenheaart 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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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...
    Cutelilfox Cutelilfox 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 28, 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...
    xXLEE182Xx xXLEE182Xx 36-40 5 Responses Jul 22, 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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    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...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 11 Responses Sep 7, 2008

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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...
    wannashareit wannashareit 51-55, M Jul 27, 2011

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    It's A Cold World - There's no money, which means there's no happiness, I've grown up in ghetto places my whole life, so i'm used to it, but i'm not sure why it feels like it's...
    Britt4ny Britt4ny 70+, F Oct 9, 2013

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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...
    jmintuck jmintuck 36-40 May 16, 2012

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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...
    aigiarm aigiarm 41-45 5 Responses Mar 13, 2008

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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...
    cryingoveryou cryingoveryou 41-45, F Apr 1, 2009

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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...
    notreallyn notreallyn 22-25 2 Responses Oct 9, 2012

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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...
    srj2009 srj2009 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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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...
    aigiarm aigiarm 41-45 Apr 19, 2008

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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...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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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...
    jmintuck jmintuck 36-40 1 Response Oct 22, 2009

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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...
    danielle17374 danielle17374 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2008

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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...
    aigiarm aigiarm 41-45 1 Response Mar 14, 2008

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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...
    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...
    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...
    cynx56 cynx56 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2012

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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...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 1 Response Nov 10, 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...
    aigiarm aigiarm 41-45 1 Response Mar 11, 2008

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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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    BADGERYS CREEK AS SECOND SYDNEY AIRPORT ............. SUMMARY: Badgerys Creek Airport may or may not be the best site as SECOND AIRPORT for Sydney. Alternative of an airport...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 21 hrs ago

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    BADGERYS CREEK AS SECOND SYDNEY AIRPORT ............. SUMMARY: Badgerys Creek Airport may or may not be the best site as SECOND AIRPORT for Sydney. Alternative of an airport...
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    i would like to donate part of my liver for liver transplantation.Needy liver patients you may contact me on my email id kidneydonormumbaiatyahoo.in
    LIVERDONOR LIVERDONOR 36-40, M 18 hrs ago

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    We all want something that is unattainable .Something we could flash off to others to get validation that we exist.The world we live in is sick and inhumane.With every story of...
    jayseca jayseca 16-17, F 16 hrs ago

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    I don't know how others feel about this but here goes nothing. The Dream world, is a place where we all can be our true self's. We build mountains, canyons, city's, and much more...
    skydarkblu skydarkblu 16-17 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    In case you think that Opposite Land is perfect, it isn't. No tax refund for me this year. Instead, a $6,500 tax bill due to how things worked out for me in the divorce settlement...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 11 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I am here to tell you about me, my vision and my reality. I'm looking for three women and two men to join me in leaving society. Leaving it all behind and building a community of...
    leaving6622 leaving6622 36-40, M 15 hrs ago

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    I am here to tell you about me, my vision and my reality. I'm looking for three women and two men to join me in leaving society. Leaving it all behind and building a community of...
    leaving6622 leaving6622 36-40, M 15 hrs ago

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    I am here to tell you about me, my vision and my reality. I'm looking for three women and two men to join me in leaving society. Leaving it all behind and building a community of...
    leaving6622 leaving6622 36-40, M 14 hrs ago

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    I've noticed a pattern in my life. It seems like every time I start to be doing well or good things are starting to happen to me, that out of the blue my whole world is flipped...
    TyThe90sKid TyThe90sKid 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Well I lived in a sexless marriage for 9 years. About 14 months ago I left finally and an starting over. I tried everything I could to revive our marriage. From candle light...
    Leavinstevin Leavinstevin 41-45, M 13 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Ive lived inside four walls of my room pretty much for about 8 years of my life, i live in an apartment with my family, but i tend to have issues leaving my bedroom, when i go to...
    pangel1 pangel1 41-45 Mar 17

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    As many of you already know, I have lost both my mother and my best friend to cancer. The thing about cancer, specially in the final stages, is that you know the end is coming, and...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 20 Responses Mar 28

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    As I sit here thinking about my life, I feel I still have to live so much and do so many things that I love the most.You've only one life and therefore you have to live it to the...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    My Bad Luck My Bad Liver I was in 24 when I discovered an infected liver cirrhosis I was working too much I love my job ...I was very handsome ....But everything was over and my...
    farouqali12 farouqali12 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Hey everyone, Anyone else sick of living in this system created to control us like sheep. Following the "latest" trend to give us something to blind us from the way we live your...
    parris23 parris23 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I live in Dayton right now and plan on moving to either miamisburg or Springfield. I was born in Columbus, raised in Worthington, northeast Columbus, and westerville. Lived in...
    dacraww dacraww 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    Live fearlessly. Live loud. Live life.
    jeanbaptiste1985 jeanbaptiste1985 26-30, M Mar 16

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    Learning to live with a person you do not love and respect, learning to live with a person who neither loves nor respects you, is merely learning how to die, how to walk around as...
    braverthanithink braverthanithink 26-30, F 8 Responses Mar 25

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    Make that, that I used to live in a marriage that was becoming a sexless marriage. Today would have been our second anniversary. The story is complicated, but to make it short, she...
    soundtrackforantarctica soundtrackforantarctica 26-30, M 8 Responses Mar 25

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    Am going to live in the mountains, in Colorado. Have lived compently off grid before, and have lived in the mountains for 3 months before. This time it will be a perment move, to...
    NocturnalJoe NocturnalJoe 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    YOLO isnt true we dont live once we live everyday but we die once so YODO! anyways i belive that everyone deserves to be happy everyone should smile at least 24 hours a day becasue...
    butterflies1212 butterflies1212 16-17, F Mar 31

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    Hi I'm from New York,I am an Artist,Model I went to fashion Institute of Technology and I studied Fashion Design there..... I'm vegan I love Nature I love the ocean,I am also a...
    elaineda elaineda 22-25, F Apr 2

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    Reasons why I have to live: Living is what we do. It's what's we're here for. Shouldn't go against that. The kids. Not mine of course, but my little brothers. And the kids I...
    yourguardianangel9613 yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F a week ago

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    Sometimes I want to die. I guess I have a lot to live for which is why I'm still alive, because no matter how much I want to I feel like I could never do it because of the things I...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21, F Mar 16

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    I do live in California but not near the beach. I used to live near the beach but moved. I miss it. Well living in Cali is good for the most part. I like the weather. It is crowded...
    charmedrainbow charmedrainbow 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I hate this society :( it just feels so fake and robotic. My dream one day soon after I get my nursing degree is to live in the a jungle possibly a South American one and help out...
    dreamer055 dreamer055 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    You think you have all the time in the world. You don’t. I live in a sexless marriage. I made major decisions and made many choices to live alongside a man who found it...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 41-45, F 26 Responses Mar 20

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