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I Live In Poverty

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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'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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I guess the world id wanna live in would be the world I daydream about. Where me and my girlfriend could see each other every day (in and out of school), have normal dates and not...
    DreamerFox DreamerFox 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I would love to live in Ireland, by the countryside. I love Irish accent. I really really do.
    oliviapalm oliviapalm 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I'm not 14 I'm 16 but I live in the UK and want someone
    hdorrington hdorrington 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    I live near Leicester and Asheville ^-^
    TransgenderMistress TransgenderMistress 26-30, T 1 hr ago

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    Let's start by getting a few things clear: I don't believe in spending my life stuck in an endless routine of going to work day after day just to pay the lousy bills. I believe...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 5 Responses Oct 31

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    It isn't that I don't want to live, but that I don't get the point of living anymore. Life seems so hard, doesn't it? I even dreamed up a scenario in which committing suicide is...
    anoverthinker anoverthinker 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 8

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    I lived in the uk for about 22 years and in those years I moved for one place to another searching for better life but unfortunantly I ended up to the first place where I first...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    I'm gonna talk to you this time about my life and experience in Bournemouth I moved to Bournemouth at the end of September 2009 for the fact that it was a beautiful town and it...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 9

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    As you all know I lived in the uk for the most of my life but I'm not of a British heritage .i was born in egypt to a partly Greek father and an Egyptian mother and I learned my...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    It's been a difficult week. We lost two family members and a friend I've known since high school. Life is short and as a friend once said to me, "Tomorrow is promised to no one...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 9 Responses Nov 2

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    Past memerious have taken me back to the time when I first went to school for the first time .i was 5 years of age and it was 1985 when I first attended school at El Salam school...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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    Im coming now to the end of my horrific experience at hotel du vin Brighton . It happened about 10 years ago and I faced atrocities there from the head housekeeper who was a woman...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 7

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    Hi there, I just want to help the kind of people that need more money to live. If it's simply for just having more money or because you really need it. I don't care. Well actually...
    Kayidan Kayidan 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have always been really close with this guy (lets name him S) who is my best friends brother (sucks). When I was about 8 years old my mom moved to a different country and i had...
    ilovecookiesalways ilovecookiesalways 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I love the out doors. When I went to live in my foster family they would take me out jeeping with the jeep club, fishing, hunting, hiking, swimming, boating, camp fire chit...
    squirllykid squirllykid 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    23298 Ladrillo St, WOODLAND HILLS, Los Angeles, California IN 1972 i lived in this house in woodland hills and it was haunted!!!!!!!!!!! 16 different times "things" happened if...
    tembeer tembeer 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 30

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    Hi my name is Sarah I live in Tennessee. I'm from Nashville TN. I live in Oak Ridge,TN. I go to Oak Ridge High School. I work at The Other One (my family owns this restaurant in OR...
    Directioner70 Directioner70 16-17, F Nov 2

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    Growing up I realised that we live more for others than to live for ourselves, well talking about my case in particular as I am from India where Academics is of utmost priority...
    Tushar96 Tushar96 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    As I said I decided to not go to any Coptic churches in the uk after I became unable to tolerate anymore explotation and abuse I do not know why where ever I got I get subjected...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F Nov 9

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    I live in Allentown, PA. Does anyone else on EP live in the city or near it?
    dennisze dennisze 31-35, M Oct 26

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    People think city life is lively and fun. I think city life is dull and boring. I see and do the same things everyday it's not as exciting as you'd expect it to be. Not as exciting...
    hecknope hecknope 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    I married the nicest guy in the world. I mean it. He is a dream guy to have for any girl. I am every girl's envy. Every single guy who wants to hit on me or thinks off, gets to...
    confusedhelp311 confusedhelp311 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    A friend of mine lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma and from what he tells me, it sounds like a great place to live.
    Kumaji Kumaji 22-25, M Oct 29

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    At current I live in a supported housing for young adults scheme. basically living at home with a family and a drug habit, it didn't really go down to well. drugs led to arguments...
    GWSandwich GWSandwich 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 3

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    Life seems like a game of basketball. Times when you are only running back and forth with your mates and hoping one of your them pass you the ball and you make a 3. Or you could...
    mypiecetoit mypiecetoit 36-40, F <