No Excuses

I grew up poor and not only did i grow up poor but i grew up poor in a pretty violent and rough neighborhood, and despite this i never let my circumstances dictate my attitude towards life. I often hear people use poverty as the reason why they cant cant accomplish anything but i thinks its all bullshit. Ive always thought being poor as a temporary situation and that its something i could get away from with time and effort. I also learned to turn every negative thing about being poor into a positive, like being humble, appreciating what i have, and that family is always more important the material things.

siggy10 siggy10
31-35, M
3 Responses Mar 4, 2009

I agree with the fact that you can move up and out of your circumstances, for some it takes a little bit more time and effort. The point is to not give up.

Your upraising prepared you for life in the real world, a 'not so nice' world. You have the true American spirit of "We can do anything we set our minds to". I love you dearly, Siggy.

thats an excellent attitude to have, Siggy....we need more examples like you...more determined positive thinkers to show the way.<br />
keep up the good work!