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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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    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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    Living without enough funds is demoralizing.

    When we first moved out there was still some support, but moral and financial aid from our moms is now a thing of the past since both my mother and my husband's mother are now dead. At this point we've being living under the poverty line for several years and when my husband...
    KeeperOfSecrets KeeperOfSecrets 26-30 1 Response Jun 18

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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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    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 1 Response Apr 1, 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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    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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    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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    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 7 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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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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    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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    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 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...
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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 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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    WhoAreWeIsTheQuestion WhoAreWeIsTheQuestion 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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'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 41-45, M Apr 24, 2014

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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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    Moved here 3 years ago. I live in Dover. Trying to make new Female friends, Bi, Straight, lesbian. Doesn't matter. Would love to meet new people!
    TriciaSnj9 TriciaSnj9 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    Anyone live down on the south coast in hampshire?
    rhiamia rhiamia 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I am British and currently live in China. I've also previously lived in the Republic of Ireland and Greece. Thinking I'll move on again in a year or two but not sure where. Maybe...
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan 31-35, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I live here during the summer in New York, and stay with my mother in Daytona FL during the school year. I couldn't ask for a better family, it's just sad that my sister is so far...
    CarelessCassie CarelessCassie 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    Asaba Group Holdings was found in 2004 after it took over Asaba Group, Inc. which was established in 1999 as a management consulting company that specialized in strategy and...
    albertfrancoo1 albertfrancoo1 26-30, M 12 hrs ago

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    Why is it racist to say "All lives matter"? It's about context. When you say "All Lives Matter" in response to "Black Lives Matter" you are saying "shut up. Everyone has problems...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 19 hrs ago

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    I always wanted to travel and was fortunate to work all over the U.S. and to visit several other countries. But I always came back to North Carolina, I wouldn't want to live...
    worksforme2 worksforme2 66-70, M 1 day ago

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    hi my name luke i was bron with autism autistic im 22 yr old but hace mind age of 7 to 8 yr old and i was never walk or talk to i was bout 13yr old and when i was learn to walk...
    pandabearluke pandabearluke 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I don't know how to live with myself. So how can I ever feel like that me can live in this world. How can I be someone for other people? I feel like I just might infect...
    Sewmuch2do Sewmuch2do 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    There is no one i love, no one who really seems to love me. Love is the main reason people want to live, but what do you do when you have no love? I can't think of any reasons to...
    junosa junosa 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I am so thankful that I live by the mountains, they are soo beautiful and and majestic, but I live in the prairies and nothing compares to that!! The wide open fields, the sunsets...
    HunterBlondie HunterBlondie 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I would love to live in one. It's the closest I can live to natural romance and fairy tales in this day and age. A lovely weekend break every now and then
    natureloverz natureloverz 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    LIVE and you will find the happiness that comes with LOVE, LOVE and you will find the times that will make you LAUGH, when you LAUGH, you know you will LIVE
    KaylaCherie KaylaCherie 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I was born in California, raised in California, went to college in California, and lived here my entire life except for four years in North Carolina, six months in Greece, and...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M a week ago

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    urmm i think ive recite 'live life to fullest...' to myself, in my head all my life. At the downsides times, i remember the song "What's Up" By 4 Non Blondes. And so....when its...
    sommersjo sommersjo 36-40, F a week ago

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    It's so hard to believe how many of us live in this situation. Nobody understands unless you live it. Things get so complicated when you've spent most of your life building a...
    jaymic64 jaymic64 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    It's nice to dream. Reality is it costs an arm and a leg, and it would be ideal to secure a job in that country before moving. Unless you marry someone who will support you...
    yeahtimesahundred yeahtimesahundred 31-35, F Jul 26

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    So I live in USA at the moment and I want to move to the UK because my boyfriend lives there and I love him so much but we do plan on moving to Canada when we have enough money so...
    jessythekittenx jessythekittenx 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26