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I Live In Poverty

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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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    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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    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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    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 Apr 1, 2009

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I recently had an 'ah ha' moment. I was reading a book that explained what was referred to as "Overidentification". Essentially, some people identify their self-worth physical...
    NWTruthSeeker NWTruthSeeker 51-55, M 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    "Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These...
    FullCircleO FullCircleO 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    As I couldn't live in a dorm,I live alone in own my flat now.It is very hard because the loneliness and the solitude hurt me very bad.But I think I just have to give it a time...
    Katharsis1 Katharsis1 18-21 27 mins ago

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    Bruce Lee is the only person that lived from a roundhouse kick from Chuck Norris. He died a year later.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 46 mins ago

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    My life is hell and horrible : read if you dare I'm in my forties lonely depressed and don't have many friends I relocated to try and better my life most of the friends that I had...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    I Need a Liver For My Dad My Daddy was recently diagnosed with hepatitis B, this was found at a very late stage in the disease. Only a few months later he developed full-on...
    asvprasadrao asvprasadrao 26-30, M Aug 3

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    Thanks to all the great feedback I’ve been getting here, I’ve been able to process a lot of what’s going on in my marriage. Most of it is simply about clarity rather than any...
    AshInOakland AshInOakland 41-45, M 6 Responses Aug 14

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    So this can be the time for big fight Chelsea vs Bercelona because the Uefa Champions League is now on last 4 stage. Right here are some useful info like Chelsea vs Bercelona...
    fifacion fifacion 22-25, M Aug 21

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    $7 GP Co-Payment for GP visits........ This morning on the News.com.au site, there is a commentary (without anyone's name as the author so I guess it is from News corp itself...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    Time to time again I think about killing myself but these are the reasons I don't kill myself. Now when people think about this they might answer with "I want to live because my...
    bigbacon12 bigbacon12 26-30, M Aug 3

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    1 never screw over your partner. 2 always wear gloves at a crime scene. 3 never believe what your told double check. 4 the best way to keep a secret keep it to yourself the second...
    Hime9908 Hime9908 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    The courage to do this would be superhuman. The thing is there are people that pull this off.Then there are people in countries that live like this knowing no other way to live...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M Aug 2

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    Talking a bit with an EP friend earlier got me really thinking about things a bit. Android it just seems so unfair that I have to deal with the physical damage my body has gone...
    TheWomanYouHate TheWomanYouHate 31-35, F Aug 18

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    I guess there's nothing really wrong with my life. I'm getting decent grades. I don't have nearly as many friends as I did before but the few I have I know I can count on. Of...
    poetess15 poetess15 16-17 1 Response Aug 1

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    Here we can explore what this expression means, how it benefits us and how it might benefit the world. The story I tell here is one I wrote in response to a woman who asked the...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Aug 6

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    I live each day with a deep depression caused by my hypothyroidism, brain, or my female hormones. Whatever the hell it is, I live my life in a fog. I have a new job I already want...
    Apirne Apirne 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Mom is protective, she tell me everything that could go wrong, I live in fear , I do everything carefully, exhausting, feeling so negative Dad yells at me, his way of telling want...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Aug 15

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    I want to live somewhere cold and where there's nothing but nature around. Hunt for my food and live as Jesus lived.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 18

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    I dont like living in England. I want to Live in Miami where all the people i care about live! I have no one in England! Just my sisters and my mum! I have no true good friends and...
    YoursTrulyOkay YoursTrulyOkay 13-15, F Aug 19

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    My relationship with my father stalled because of my mothers constant adultery, with his friends! I hardly saw him at all between ages eight and when I moved in with him at...
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I'm new here woo. I've only seen a couple posts but I thought it'd be good just posting about my life, its just crazy as hell. I'll just start off with a little about my childhood...
    israelll israelll 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Oh yes! We even own the perfect one but my parents will make me go to college and get a degree. I might get a degree but no doubt I'll go live "wild". Live and trap for a living...
    dogsandwolves dogsandwolves 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am a woman living in Saudi Arabia, and all i WANT is to be free and to be who i want to be and do what i want to do here in this live! Yes i am a muslim and i do believe in god...
    Rodaas Rodaas 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Last night my father in law (lives with us in the front wing of our house) had my wife and daughter come in the room. In order to keep this story short I am going to give you the...
    NHotH2O NHotH2O 46-50, M 14 Responses 2 days ago

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    My Story Part 4 (Final) Then I had some operation, after which I should not have sex for about 2 months... My husband asked when I am allowed to be back on track... I told, he...
    TheFullMoon TheFullMoon 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 1

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