Poverty

I found this blog post today and it says exactly what I've known for a very long time but have never been able to articulate as well.  Poverty is isolating, draining and depressing.

I have no idea how to make a link to the blog but here is the addy:

http://simple-green-frugal-co-op.blogspot.com/2011/07/glimpse-of-how-extreme-poverty-can.html

It sure gives you something to think about when you find yourself blaming or wondering why poor people can't get off their butts and get a job or help themselves.

Comments

Erin said…
Very good post! There's another woman you might enjoy, I find her very refreshing in that she is REAL, and deals with the things lots of us are dealing with in some form or another, but actually writes about them in a way that inspires you, and it's nice to know there are others out there that are struggling on one income yet still manage to be happy. Check her out - she's from MN, (of course LOL):

http://homeschoolontheedgeofnowhere.blogspot.com/2011/04/on-topic-of-isolation.html
judy said…
I do know what you are talking about here . I DO WATCH THE NEWS. BUT IT IS SUCH A SORE SUBJECT WITH ME,i FEEL LIKE CRYING.TALK ABOUT GRAIN AND SO-ON WELL, POOR PEOPLE USUALLY ONLY GET THE GRAINS -ITS CHEAPER TO SURVIVE-I'M TOO OLD AND NOT ENOUGH WILLING PEOPLE TO HELP ME GROW I TRY TO BUY LOCAL WHEN I CAN BUT I HAVE A LOT OF FAMILY LIVING WITH ME JUST TO MAKE ENDS MEET. 2 OF MY GRAND-CHILDREN ARE EARLY -ON-SET DIABETIC--JUST GET A HOLD OF THE FILM "Food Inc " YOU WILL KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT HOW CAN MY SON JOHN [ WHO IS NOW SEPARATED FROM HIS WIFE] AFFORD TO HAVE HIS OWN PLACE WITH HIS 2 SONS [ DIFFERENT GRANDSONS THAN PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED ]HE ONLY MAKES $10.00 A HOUR BUT HE PRACTICALLY MANAGES THE NAPA--- famous car parts stores-- WHERE HE WORKS- HE MAKES BONUS FOR THE OWNER EVERY WEEK,BUT HIS BOSS [ THE OWNER INSISTS ON LIVING THE MILLIONAIE LIFE [ BECAUSE HE IS ONE] REFUSE TO GIVE RAISES. JOHN TRIED TO START GOING TO SCHOOL BUT HE COULDN'T MANAGE SO NOW HE JUST OWES SALLY MAE FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE [ OR I SHOULD SAY THE GOV'T ,SINCE THEY BOUGHT OUT THE LOAN CO. ] I AM FREE-WHITE AND OVER 21 [ FAR OVER ] BUT I DO NOT SEE A WIN WIN SOLUTION HERE SORRY FOR WRITING A BOOK ABOUT ALL THIS,I DO GET HEATED!!!!!!!!!!!
Sparkless said…
Erin thanks for the link I'll check it out.

Judy that post hit a nerve in me and I realized it was exactly what I felt like many times. Not so much about food but about everything else. I don't even get haircuts anymore and my hair is greying so fast it really ages me. When I look in a mirror I see a haggard old woman and I'm not even 50 yet! My clothes are cheap and worn out. I own 4 pairs of pants and two shirts that fit and they are worn to threads. We don't have any second hand stores here that carry good quality things, mostly young kids clothes. So going out looking like a bag lady isn't high on my list of fun things to do. I wish there was a magic pill that would make me not care about everything but I live in the real world and have to deal with real people and things. It's hard to not be part of the world and somehow still live in it.

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