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This Is Why Poor People's Bad Decisions Make Perfect Sense

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posted on Nov, 24 2013 @ 09:01 PM
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FyreByrd
It's very informative and instructive to see how she responses to the negative comments she has received.

Wow, somehow I've managed to avoid those people. I'm not used to such anger. Perhaps my lack of anger has hindered my bank account.

I completely understand the depressed outlook of living for the moment. I'm pretty sure my current girlfriend of 10 years is responsible for bringing me out of it. We're not middle class like I remember it, but we do a lot with what we have.

EDIT: I just asked my girlfriend if she did it. She says she didn't do anything.
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posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 01:46 AM
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This Bitch's problem sure ain't smoking. It is having Kids when She lacks the Resources or Maturity to have Children in the first place!

Hell more than 99% of the world's population are mentally, emotionally and financially unfit to have children! Yet we continuously see more and more babies being born from immature psychotic parents every second!

Ignorance begets Ignorance! Madness begets Madness! This is why Humanity as a race is going down the Drain! Because too many Inferior Human Beings are giving Birth and passing on their Inferior Genes to the next generation to create the next generation of Inferior Slaves!
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posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 02:25 AM
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Question: Why do poor people tend to have more children?

If you barely have enough for yourself why the hell would you get a child? & As if one child isn't enough, they go on to get multiple kids? Life is a deck of cards, you get dealt your cards and from there you only have control over your decisions. I've never taken a loan, never will. I'm willing to work my a** off and remain patient until I can afford what I want. Sure the economy is bad but look at all the s*** you're wasting money on!

Again people tend to buy liabilities, instead of assets? Wtf? and we start crying about how hard life is and how we're suffering? You want to make more money? then don't spend all your income on unnecessary garbage.

You don't need the latest fashion, the newest cars or that 60" 3D TV! save up and purchase slowly over time. Make sure you have solid investments in place that generate enough income to cover your living costs. Buy a house and work from there (not literally)....

It really isn't rocket science, decisions are the most important factor in determining ones financial status. There's nothing that makes my blood boil than seeing children suffer due to their parents poor decisions.

OP S+F! Hopefully this will wake up the kids on this site.
edit on 25-11-2013 by DeadSnow because: Misread, edited



posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 03:27 AM
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Its hard for people to understand poverty until hey have experienced it. I had an ex who would always call their parents for money when they couldnt make their half of the rent--I've never had that simple luxury that those in the middle and upper classes take for granted; the luxury of asking parent(s) for cash does not extend to those whos parents are as broke as them. When I have no cash I go without, that is how I grew up.



posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 04:40 AM
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DeadSnow
Question: Why do poor people tend to have more children?

If you barely have enough for yourself why the hell would you get a child? & As if one child isn't enough, they go on to get multiple kids? Life is a deck of cards, you get dealt your cards and from there you only have control over your decisions. I've never taken a loan, never will. I'm willing to work my a** off and remain patient until I can afford what I want. Sure the economy is bad but look at all the s*** you're wasting money on!

Again people tend to buy liabilities, instead of assets? Wtf? and we start crying about how hard life is and how we're suffering? You want to make more money? then don't spend all your income on unnecessary garbage.

You don't need the latest fashion, the newest cars or that 60" 3D TV! save up and purchase slowly over time. Make sure you have solid investments in place that generate enough income to cover your living costs. Buy a house and work from there (not literally)....

It really isn't rocket science, decisions are the most important factor in determining ones financial status. There's nothing that makes my blood boil than seeing children suffer due to their parents poor decisions.

OP S+F! Hopefully this will wake up the kids on this site.
edit on 25-11-2013 by DeadSnow because: Misread, edited


Sex is a physiological need and an excellent stress relief. Considering the amount of stress due to poor financial situation, ways have to found to deal with it and well, sex is one of them. Although different ways to prevent pregnancy are quite costly. If I wanted to have sex once a day and earned minimum wage round here, condoms alone would cost over 10% of my salary. Many would prefer to save the money and use the "pull-out" method, but that is not safe.

Among youth also other factors come in. In poorer families parents are nearly always away, working and kids spend most of their with their friends. Considering the hormones, curiosity and often poor sex education, often unexpected pregnancy happen, while mother is not even mature enough to raise a child.

Of course other psychological factors also play role in this, for example daddy issues or simply due to parents not having time to spend with children or are too tired in the evenings, the children seek the intimacy (connection) from elsewhere. Childhood environment plays huge role in the future decisions and development of a child.


The latest fashion, newer cars etc is something I simply see as a cliche, which does not hold in majority of cases. If one earns a minimum salary (or very low), there is no room for such. I agree though that when these are luxuries, although in some cases, it might be significantly smarter buying the more expensive things. Not designer, but quality products. For example, quality shoes, which might cost 150-200 dollars might last for a decade, while some cheap 10 dollar shoes from walmart wear out within a month if there is a lot of walking. Same can be applied to cars and other necessarity items. More expensive products come out cheaper at the end due to longer life. The saying : I am too poor to afford cheap things has significant base under it, although you have to know how to choose quality products like that.

Although up to some degree I fully agree with the article in OP. The problem with the poor-paid jobs. Many of cause a lot of stress and are physically exhausting. Due to lower wage, nutrition suffers, while every day after coming home the person is simply too tired to do anything. Often the days are very long and at the end the person does not even get enough sleep. That can lead to serious health issues in the long run and getting out of such dead-end job is extremely hard, as after the work day there is no energy left to learn to develop oneself for future better job or at least not be productive in it. Learning something while being tired is not productive at all. Add in the poor sleep and nutrition and it becomes even harder to get out. This is also mentally very stressful and for many the only way to deal with it without breaking is by either smoking, drinking, sex, drugs etc.

The system is very tough on the matter and at least I personally see something very wrong in it, as it is very unhealthy for the economy in the long run and not considering that different people have different mental capabilities, different physical capabilities, different mental and physical health conditions. Not everybody are given the skills to become good at something, except menial jobs, however hard they work, they simply do not have the capabilities of moving further, do they have to suffer for the rest of their lives, struggling to make their ends meet, because of bad genetic profile, and from their sorrow enrichen the ones who were blessed with strong genetics and capabilites?



posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 05:14 AM
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DeadSnow
Question: Why do poor people tend to have more children?

If you barely have enough for yourself why the hell would you get a child? & As if one child isn't enough, they go on to get multiple kids? Life is a deck of cards, you get dealt your cards and from there you only have control over your decisions. I've never taken a loan, never will. I'm willing to work my a** off and remain patient until I can afford what I want. Sure the economy is bad but look at all the s*** you're wasting money on!

Again people tend to buy liabilities, instead of assets? Wtf? and we start crying about how hard life is and how we're suffering? You want to make more money? then don't spend all your income on unnecessary garbage.

You don't need the latest fashion, the newest cars or that 60" 3D TV! save up and purchase slowly over time. Make sure you have solid investments in place that generate enough income to cover your living costs. Buy a house and work from there (not literally)....

It really isn't rocket science, decisions are the most important factor in determining ones financial status. There's nothing that makes my blood boil than seeing children suffer due to their parents poor decisions.

OP S+F! Hopefully this will wake up the kids on this site.
edit on 25-11-2013 by DeadSnow because: Misread, edited


Sex is a physiological need and an excellent stress relief. Considering the amount of stress due to poor financial situation, ways have to found to deal with it and well, sex is one of them. Although different ways to prevent pregnancy are quite costly. If I wanted to have sex once a day and earned minimum wage round here, condoms alone would cost over 10% of my salary. Many would prefer to save the money and use the "pull-out" method, but that is not safe.

Among youth also other factors come in. In poorer families parents are nearly always away, working and kids spend most of their with their friends. Considering the hormones, curiosity and often poor sex education, often unexpected pregnancy happen, while mother is not even mature enough to raise a child.

Of course other psychological factors also play role in this, for example daddy issues or simply due to parents not having time to spend with children or are too tired in the evenings, the children seek the intimacy (connection) from elsewhere. Childhood environment plays huge role in the future decisions and development of a child.


The latest fashion, newer cars etc is something I simply see as a cliche, which does not hold in majority of cases. If one earns a minimum salary (or very low), there is no room for such. I agree though that when these are luxuries, although in some cases, it might be significantly smarter buying the more expensive things. Not designer, but quality products. For example, quality shoes, which might cost 150-200 dollars might last for a decade, while some cheap 10 dollar shoes from walmart wear out within a month if there is a lot of walking. Same can be applied to cars and other necessarity items. More expensive products come out cheaper at the end due to longer life. The saying : I am too poor to afford cheap things has significant base under it, although you have to know how to choose quality products like that.

Although up to some degree I fully agree with the article in OP. The problem with the poor-paid jobs. Many of cause a lot of stress and are physically exhausting. Due to lower wage, nutrition suffers, while every day after coming home the person is simply too tired to do anything. Often the days are very long and at the end the person does not even get enough sleep. That can lead to serious health issues in the long run and getting out of such dead-end job is extremely hard, as after the work day there is no energy left to learn to develop oneself for future better job or at least not be productive in it. Learning something while being tired is not productive at all. Add in the poor sleep and nutrition and it becomes even harder to get out. This is also mentally very stressful and for many the only way to deal with it without breaking is by either smoking, drinking, sex, drugs etc.

The system is very tough on the matter and at least I personally see something very wrong in it, as it is very unhealthy for the economy in the long run and not considering that different people have different mental capabilities, different physical capabilities, different mental and physical health conditions. Not everybody are given the skills to become good at something, except menial jobs, however hard they work, they simply do not have the capabilities of moving further, do they have to suffer for the rest of their lives, struggling to make their ends meet, because of bad genetic profile, and from their sorrow enrichen the ones who were blessed with strong genetics and capabilites?




If you are poor, struggling, uneducated etc, doesn't common sense dictate that sex and childbirth, with its endless drains on the physical, financial, emotional and mental health of the parents, will be the same biggest traps which will continue to imprison you in the same cycles of poverty and suffering?

First of all, sex is nothing more than a drug. It may give you a temporary high but the negative physical, mental and emotional side-effects and costs of sex and especially childbirth will exact a toll on a person's well-being especially if one indulges in multiple sexual sessions. There are billions of invisible entities in this world who pushes humans to have sex and then feed off the human's sexual energies. Why the hell do you think humans feel so tired after sex?

But then.. let's say you don't believe in entities and shhit.. that's fine.. let push the spiritual side and dangers of sex out of the picture.. so the weekend comes along and the average young man or woman prepares himself for the night's out hoping to hookup with some random partner or if such young man or woman is already in an established relationship, hoping to get some action at the end of the night.. imagine the time which one spends preparing to date.. imagine the money which the average young man or woman spends on himself or herself to make himself or herself more attractive to the other sex..

cosmetics, dresses, hairstyling, jewellery, cars, shirts, pants, perfumes, alcohol, etc, etc.. not to mention cigarettes and drugs of course in the less swankier areas of town.. do you think it doesn't cost money to make yourself more attractive to the opposite sex? yet why do you think millions and billions of young men and women continue to splurge on stuff which they can't afford so that they can make themselves look good to the opposite sex?

Because the fcuking system, world-wide, has brainwashed humanity with the subtle message that a human is only a worthy human if that human has a partner, family, children, steady job, being a productive slave of society, etc.. this is why millions and billions of young men and women world-wide will do anything to get hitched and have children.. even if they are dirt poor..

don't believe me? just backpack around the impoverished countries around the globe.. africa, asia, south america & observe.. ever wonder to yourself why do humans still continue to breed even though they do not have the resources to bring and educate their children in a healthy environment?

Because humans are too stupid to think for themselves!
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posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 05:26 AM
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I am going to say this right now. The majority of poor people deserve to be poor because they play right into the traps created by the System designed to enslave Humanity in endless cycles of creation and procreation of endless supplies of human slaves so that the System can feed off the energies and works of creations manufactured by such slaves.

Childbirth, marriage, mortgage loans, etc. These are all traps designed to enslave humanity in the endless cycles of poverty..

I will say this right now. I ain't poor but I sure as hell ain't rich either. However, I am smart enough to escape almost all the traps placed upon me by the System by never wasting a single second of my time or even a single dime on talking to women, let alone dating them.

Oh and before any of you decry me for being a 50-yr-old virgin or loser or any such crap.. let me assure you, I have wasted too much time and money and energies playing all these silly games of dating, fcuking, slaving away, breeding and procreating before I finally realized the fcuking Matrix which we are all enslaved by.. Luckily, God was looking after me and I didn't get any woman knocked up which would be the biggest curse on my life.. that of bringing more slaves into this world so that such slaves will continue to drain away all my physical, emotional, financial and mental resources..

If the OP is in poverty because she is too stupid to open her eyes to the traps placed upon all of Humanity by the system.. if the OP doesn't understand that children are the BIGGEST CURSES upon humanity and hardly the blessings which the system brainwash you to be, then I say the OP deserves to be enslaved by the prison of poverty which she has put herself in!
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posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 05:45 AM
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Buying condoms sounds a whole lot better than paying for child support for the next 18 years or putting yourself into debt or perhaps forcing your child into a future of crime due to the lack of a proper education and future opportunity. Structure your time well and create an equilibrium between working and pleasure, I'd say 90-10 at most. Like the poster above, I've wasted a majority of my youth in unnecessary relationships with women that liked what I had at the time. What happened? I got over my fear of being alone. I got tired of seeings my peers (that were in severe debt) act like they were multi-millionaires.

I know so many successful people and these men/women are hardworking. They don't go around sleeping with random partners. Surely someone smart enough to become successful would realize the dangers of sleeping with multiple partners after nights out. That s*** is designed for the poor and up-coming, not for the successful. Unless you love you some gold-diggers that are trying to have a baby by you for future financial support.

No I'm in no way condemning sex, all I'm saying is you can live without sex but you can't live without money. What's more important to you? the sex or the success?

P.s anytime you find yourself following the majority, stop and think again....



posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 06:04 AM
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DeadSnow
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Buying condoms sounds a whole lot better than paying for child support for the next 18 years or putting yourself into debt or perhaps forcing your child into a future of crime due to the lack of a proper education and future opportunity. Structure your time well and create an equilibrium between working and pleasure, I'd say 90-10 at most. Like the poster above, I've wasted a majority of my youth in unnecessary relationships with women that liked what I had at the time. What happened? I got over my fear of being alone. I got tired of seeings my peers (that were in severe debt) act like they were multi-millionaires.

I know so many successful people and these men/women are hardworking. They don't go around sleeping with random partners. Surely someone smart enough to become successful would realize the dangers of sleeping with multiple partners after nights out. That s*** is designed for the poor and up-coming, not for the successful. Unless you love you some gold-diggers that are trying to have a baby by you for future financial support.

No I'm in no way condemning sex, all I'm saying is you can live without sex but you can't live without money. What's more important to you? the sex or the success?

P.s anytime you find yourself following the majority, stop and think again....


you can live without sex, drugs, alcohol, candy, chocolates, ice-cream and a whole host of other "comfort" items.. but you surely can't live without money..

as a matter of fact, i am going on the blandest diet of milk, bread, rice, plain steamed/boiled vegetables, maybe a bit of cheese and butter but without any sugar, salt, or other savory spices/seasonings for the next few months.. you know, food without any taste in them or food which taste like shhit in the first place eg broccoli.. if things go well, i might even extend this regime to a few years..

i aim to make my life as colorless and as gray as possible.. cos right now, i m in survivor mode and i will resort to any and all actions in order to win this game of .. "life".. all these "comfort" items cost money
and I do not have too much money to spread around..
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posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 10:16 AM
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0bserver1
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Trust me, there are average people out there who treat their own worse than the people at the top do. They're scum.


I know but evil gets more grip on the lower societies I think but you're right there's good and and bad on every level of society ..but every stone on the pyramid has to bear the one on top of the other, so bottom stones have to carry everything I guess


Good point, that's the way it works, but what I can't understand is why the people at the bottom feel the need to lash out at each other and not the one's who deserve it. The writer of that piece feels defeated, and I think that echo's the feelings of most people. So if you're the type of person who will automatically fight that which you feel is defeating you, why do it to others like you and not the one's that are keeping you poor?

Peoples' frustrations are misguided I think, and this leads to a situation where everyone at the bottom is being competitive with each other all the while blaming the rich and powerful for their state of affairs. You're not going to tighten the gap between the rich and the poor by taking money from the poor. You have to find a way to shrink the bank accounts of the one's on top because,as the writer of that piece so eloquently put it, you're never going to be there yourself Which is true, but it is possible to level the playing field. Legally of course, but there are many out there who can still live comfortable lives with half of the wealth they currently have. But the poor don't do that. What they can't see at this point is that THEY are one's who now are keeping themselves in the position they are in. True, the way the economic structure in this country is set up, it is designed to keep the rich healthy, and the sick poor. But once people recognize that, they all of a sudden have the knowledge at their disposal to change that, but they don't.

To this day I think most people see the rich and powerful as people who have some sort of educational edge on others, which is why they're rich and powerful. That isn't the case. I've known many people who have vast amounts of education in economics and business management who aren't wealthy. Most of them are in that position because they were born into it. They've always lived within a certain class of people who are on that level, so the doors that lead to more prosperity have always been open. Same with poor people on the other side of the coin. Once people realize that there's nothing special about the rich and powerful and stop letting the idea of being filthy rich give them a boner, they'll find themselves on a level playing field with them. Once that happens, it's easier to get inside their heads, find out what makes them tick, and let them know in no uncertain terms that they don't intimidate you. It's that intimidation factor that makes poor people turn on themselves.

A basic lack of understanding of the one's on top is what keeps them there. They know this, and most of them will do what it takes to keep the populace ignorant of that fact. This is why, again, I'm not going to bash the author of that piece because she obviously doesn't know that.





posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 11:27 AM
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I'm at a point in my development where I can see that intimidation is the power of some rich people. That's why they're so boisterous. They act like they're in a play.

I get to interact with the poor as well. Some poor try to emulate the behaviors of the rich.

For those of us in the middle, it's a sad show.



posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 11:28 AM
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When I think about why people living in poverty make life choices that just make their lives worse, I always think of this episode:



For those who can't watch it, it's basically Charlie Kelly explaining all of these "solutions" to problems that he created and then how he needs even more solutions to counter the previous "solutions" until you realize it's a huge circular logic failure.

The blog post reminds me of that a lot. I don't mean it's not valid; it is. People don't realize that there is a depression that comes with poverty that only the most dynamic can overcome. Unless you do, these decisions are the best you have unless you have a coach in your life to help you systematically dig yourself out.

I truly feel for these people because, when I was dirt poor, I started to go down many of those roads. I was lucky in the sense that I did drink and did even dumber things that this lady but, in spite of that, I just happened to start making some decent decisions slowly until I came out of it.

The feeling of never not being poor is very real and very understandable. It's not true but it's real.
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posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 01:18 PM
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Can't never did anything. It appears that her mindset is that of a poor person, thus she will never rise above what she has already thought herself into.

Being poor truly is a mindset. Broke is a financial situation.
Both can be changed. It just takes the willingness to do so.



posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 01:46 PM
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I can't help but notice that almost every poor person story starts out with them having kids. While I feel for everyone that has it hard, I can't help but think a lot of it is their fault.. Now I know it's not ALL their fault, but having children is one of the main factors keeping them in that situation. No matter what they do, they can't escape the hole they're in.

The cost of raising children is ridiculous and should be avoided at all costs if you can't afford it. If you do decide to have them, you have to live with the consequences of that. I too would be poor if I had kids. I make a decent wage on my own, but would be living in poverty if I had children.

Imagine if a poor person bought a $200,000 Bentley on a 18 year loan. Would you feel sorry for them and offer to give them free room and board along with all other expenses?


0bserver1
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You're absolutely right , it saddens me when I read stories like hers and yours .. Free housing , energy and health care should be the governments triangle of normal living for every person.

While that's ideal.. should the average working person that has made decisions like not having children, be made to pay more for those that did?


James1982
what is the point of saving up money? To make a single large purchase? That doesn't benefit your life, that's just another gadget to have. Saving money only betters your life if you have enough to live properly in the first place, which poor people don't.

What??? You save money in hopes that one day you won't be living off a single paycheck waiting for the next one. It's circular logic that keeps people down.. it really shouldn't be encouraged..
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posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 03:00 PM
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I say we Americans, Canadians, and Europeans have it Soooooo Good
here in our first world lives in countries wealthy enough to have a
friend from the Philippines remark:

I wanna go to a country where the poor people are FAT!

So I say to you who abandon hope,
there's poor and there's REALLY POOR!

Or as the economists put it, there's relative poverty,
and then there is ABSOLUTE POVERTY.

WHAT IS ABSOLUTE POVERTY?

1) Being poor is being sold, by your parents,
to a whorehouse that caters to wealthy foreign
tourists. You're eight years old. You're worth $75.
$50 if you have sprouted any pubic hair prior to sale.

2) Being poor is being beaten by your overseer with branches
and bicycle chains, because your diet of unripe bananas
and your living arrangements of twenty to a room, sleeping
on wooden planks, makes your 12 year-old body too weak to
efficiently harvest the cocoa bean with which chocolate is made.

3) Being poor is having a gun and machete put in your hands and
being marched 300 miles to exterminate some strangers in another village.
You do it because you get a whole bowful of rice, actual paper
money sometimes, and get to keep whatever you find in the huts
of the people you've just hacked to death with your machete.
Plus, people from that village were sent by the other warlord
to kill your parents six months ago.

4) Being poor is strangling your first born because
she has a vagina, and you won't ever have the trade
goods sufficient for a dowry.

5) Being poor is living in a shack made from trash and
corrugated metal in the heavily toxic dump by the
maquiladora in which you work to make dress slacks
because your wages aren't enough to rent even the
humblest abode. You look forward to your son --
the one who wasn't born with Cerebal Palsy --
turning 7 because then you'll be a triple-income family.

6) Being poor is having your wife and children shot
while you watch because you tried to organize a union.
They'd shoot you too, but then you'd need to be replaced
on the assembly line. And you wouldn't be able to warn
everyone else away from unionizing.

7) Being poor is depending on roots and magic for healing.

8) Being poor is avoiding the hospital even when there
is one locally, because conditions there are absolutely
septic. At least a magic spell won't kill you faster.

9) Being poor is dying in a factory fire because you were
chained to your machine. Kids your age have a disruptive
tendency to crawl under their workstation to the floor
and take naps if they're not properly chained.

10) Being poor is being left to drown in an inner tube
on the ocean, because that Middle Eastern country
you're so desperate to row to was overwhelmed by
young cleaning maids this year, and therefore they
rounded 100 of your kind into a 50ft fishing boat
and then dumped you into into the sea 500 miles from shore.

11) Being poor is having to walk 20 miles, every day,
to the nearest supply of dirty water and try NOT
to get eaten by the starving Hyenas.

12) Being poor is walking several miles to the local
rice farmer to hull rice by hand in the morning.
When coming home, your mother picks the pieces
of rice that stuck to your sack cloth to cook
for the family dinner.

13) Being poor is working your whole life, sometimes
with a gun to the back of your head, to create the
goods which the poor of the industrial West can't
afford sufficient quantities of to be considered
middle class.

14) Being Poor is when the little girl playing in the
street tells you she lives just down that way, and
passing by three days later to see her whole family
staying on a cardboard mat under the shady limbs
of a dead tree! Half the tree is already gone for
firewood to cook the daily meal of half-a-bowl of
cracked wheat boiled in dirty water.

16) Being poor is discovering the dollar you spent
at the dollar store in the USA on notepads and
pencils made it possible for a kid in Botswana
to stay in school a few more months.

17) Being poor is a woman bathing her baby in public,
using a water bottle from the garbage that she's filled
in a puddle because she has nowhere to go and nothing else.

18) Being poor is watching the girl who's just gobbled
three bananas in a row show utter surprise that
she'll get another chance to eat that day.

20) Being poor is learning how many people
can't afford 'free' public schools. Even clay
tablets require mud and water to make!

21) Being poor is listening to your dad complain
about growing up on powdered milk, and discovering
people who think it's a miracle that they can get any at all.

22) Being poor is watching a woman living on the sidewalk
set up a discarded plastic bottle to collect the water
dripping from the old air conditioner abandoned by American
military forces for drinking water, and counting herself lucky
because she doesn't have to drink from the gutter like
everyone else. Her children will get cancer in five years
from the heavy metals, but they won't die of dysentery next week.

23) Being poor is reassuring the woman who's just turned her
husband into the local corrupt cops for raping her daughter that
she hasn't just condemned her children to death by starvation.

24) Being poor is learning why street kids really sniff glue.
If they beg, find, or steal 6 cents that day, they
can choose between buying breadrolls and stopping the
hunger for a few hours, or the bottle of industrial adhesive
they've stolen from a local factory which will stop them
feeling hunger all day.

25) Being poor is being one of the people that still die of rabies,
untreated and alone in a back room after you were bit trying
to catch one of the already-starved feral dogs as your dinner.

26) Being poor is knowing how much some corrupt businessman
is willing to pay for a virgin in some countries, and what
happens to her after. Then you sell your 11 year old daughter
to that businessman because it means you'll be able to feed
your other 8 kids for half-a-year on that $50!

27) Shelter? The rock outcropping is my shelter!

28) Wood? What’s that? All we have is rocks, sand,
gravel and more rock! ... AND A BLAZING HOT SUN
with no trees in sight!

SO THERE'S POVERTY.....and then there is P-O-V-E-R-T-Y !!!!!



posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 03:14 PM
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I'd say it is real, but the persons lives in San Francisco without any qualifications. That is one of the most expensive cities to live in the USA. You are competing against tech workers, immigrants, students, artists and musicians from all across the USA wanting to live there.

Now trying being a mother taking evening or day courses while raising a family. That's what they all have to do - get up early to get the kids ready for school, study the courses during the day, collect the kids after school, take them to cub scouts, girl guides, youth club, swimming, football practice, make the meals, keep the beds clean.

If she's living in a roach motel, then careless food hygiene attracts roaches, as well as the usual ants, weevils, flies, wasps, bees and just about every kind of insect life there is anywhere on this planet.

Of course, smoking is going to make her feel good - that' s why it's an addiction. The tobacco companies were caught out putting addictive ingredients in their smokes. If she gave up smoking and drank a bottle of water, that would save her money. We had a cartoon in the newspapers in Scotland, "Aye hen, if it weren't for the booze, ciggies, and bingo, we wouldnae be able to afford to live on the social [security]". Somebody added up their monthly budget, and figured if they didn't spend all that money, they would have been able to save up for a mortgage deposit, get a low interest mortgage and rent out a couple of rooms for additional income.



posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 03:18 PM
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Thanks for really putting things into perspective.

The world is a very sad place, and seems to be getting sadder by the day.



posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 03:38 PM
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I say we Americans, Canadians, and Europeans have it Soooooo Good
here in our first world lives in countries wealthy enough to have a
friend from the Philippines remark:

I wanna go to a country where the poor people are FAT!

So I say to you who abandon hope,
there's poor and there's REALLY POOR!

Or as the economists put it, there's relative poverty,
and then there is ABSOLUTE POVERTY.

WHAT IS ABSOLUTE POVERTY?

1) Being poor is being sold, by your parents,
to a whorehouse that caters to wealthy foreign
tourists. You're eight years old. You're worth $75.
$50 if you have sprouted any pubic hair prior to sale.

2) Being poor is being beaten by your overseer with branches
and bicycle chains, because your diet of unripe bananas
and your living arrangements of twenty to a room, sleeping
on wooden planks, makes your 12 year-old body too weak to
efficiently harvest the cocoa bean with which chocolate is made.

3) Being poor is having a gun and machete put in your hands and
being marched 300 miles to exterminate some strangers in another village.
You do it because you get a whole bowful of rice, actual paper
money sometimes, and get to keep whatever you find in the huts
of the people you've just hacked to death with your machete.
Plus, people from that village were sent by the other warlord
to kill your parents six months ago.

4) Being poor is strangling your first born because
she has a vagina, and you won't ever have the trade
goods sufficient for a dowry.

5) Being poor is living in a shack made from trash and
corrugated metal in the heavily toxic dump by the
maquiladora in which you work to make dress slacks
because your wages aren't enough to rent even the
humblest abode. You look forward to your son --
the one who wasn't born with Cerebal Palsy --
turning 7 because then you'll be a triple-income family.

6) Being poor is having your wife and children shot
while you watch because you tried to organize a union.
They'd shoot you too, but then you'd need to be replaced
on the assembly line. And you wouldn't be able to warn
everyone else away from unionizing.

7) Being poor is depending on roots and magic for healing.

8) Being poor is avoiding the hospital even when there
is one locally, because conditions there are absolutely
septic. At least a magic spell won't kill you faster.

9) Being poor is dying in a factory fire because you were
chained to your machine. Kids your age have a disruptive
tendency to crawl under their workstation to the floor
and take naps if they're not properly chained.

10) Being poor is being left to drown in an inner tube
on the ocean, because that Middle Eastern country
you're so desperate to row to was overwhelmed by
young cleaning maids this year, and therefore they
rounded 100 of your kind into a 50ft fishing boat
and then dumped you into into the sea 500 miles from shore.

11) Being poor is having to walk 20 miles, every day,
to the nearest supply of dirty water and try NOT
to get eaten by the starving Hyenas.

12) Being poor is walking several miles to the local
rice farmer to hull rice by hand in the morning.
When coming home, your mother picks the pieces
of rice that stuck to your sack cloth to cook
for the family dinner.

13) Being poor is working your whole life, sometimes
with a gun to the back of your head, to create the
goods which the poor of the industrial West can't
afford sufficient quantities of to be considered
middle class.

14) Being Poor is when the little girl playing in the
street tells you she lives just down that way, and
passing by three days later to see her whole family
staying on a cardboard mat under the shady limbs
of a dead tree! Half the tree is already gone for
firewood to cook the daily meal of half-a-bowl of
cracked wheat boiled in dirty water.

16) Being poor is discovering the dollar you spent
at the dollar store in the USA on notepads and
pencils made it possible for a kid in Botswana
to stay in school a few more months.

17) Being poor is a woman bathing her baby in public,
using a water bottle from the garbage that she's filled
in a puddle because she has nowhere to go and nothing else.

18) Being poor is watching the girl who's just gobbled
three bananas in a row show utter surprise that
she'll get another chance to eat that day.

20) Being poor is learning how many people
can't afford 'free' public schools. Even clay
tablets require mud and water to make!

21) Being poor is listening to your dad complain
about growing up on powdered milk, and discovering
people who think it's a miracle that they can get any at all.

22) Being poor is watching a woman living on the sidewalk
set up a discarded plastic bottle to collect the water
dripping from the old air conditioner abandoned by American
military forces for drinking water, and counting herself lucky
because she doesn't have to drink from the gutter like
everyone else. Her children will get cancer in five years
from the heavy metals, but they won't die of dysentery next week.

23) Being poor is reassuring the woman who's just turned her
husband into the local corrupt cops for raping her daughter that
she hasn't just condemned her children to death by starvation.

24) Being poor is learning why street kids really sniff glue.
If they beg, find, or steal 6 cents that day, they
can choose between buying breadrolls and stopping the
hunger for a few hours, or the bottle of industrial adhesive
they've stolen from a local factory which will stop them
feeling hunger all day.

25) Being poor is being one of the people that still die of rabies,
untreated and alone in a back room after you were bit trying
to catch one of the already-starved feral dogs as your dinner.

26) Being poor is knowing how much some corrupt businessman
is willing to pay for a virgin in some countries, and what
happens to her after. Then you sell your 11 year old daughter
to that businessman because it means you'll be able to feed
your other 8 kids for half-a-year on that $50!

27) Shelter? The rock outcropping is my shelter!

28) Wood? What’s that? All we have is rocks, sand,
gravel and more rock! ... AND A BLAZING HOT SUN
with no trees in sight!

SO THERE'S POVERTY.....and then there is P-O-V-E-R-T-Y !!!!!


A round of applause is necessary.

That is one of the most profound posts Ive ever seen on this site.

Hence my quoting it in its entirety.



posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 04:34 PM
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At some point you're absolutely right but given the fact not everybody has the strength to do that , and theirs nobody their to support you , eventually you will burn out I guess and in what result that may end is different per person..



posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 04:52 PM
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It's good that all the facts of poverty in different gradients are mentioned .. Ofcourse I know that there's so much suffering in the world on the course of poverty, I merely found this story touching as I always do when I see and hear stories like these but on my own I can't save the world from being poor, every country in its own way..

I think that every individual experienced their pain in poverty on their own level , And that when u look around you always will find someone poorer then you so if you one can see it it be well being the first steps to lift your head high and try to climb out of that hole



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