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  •  Yes, there's two kinds of poor (1+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM

    There's poor when you're just starting out in the world, & don't have anything because it takes time & money to acquire what you need. (And having a trust fund pretty well excludes a person from being in this category.) However, one does have hope & the knowledge that things will get better.

    The other kind of poor rarely gets better, & is what other posters describe here.

    Usually experiencing the first kind of being poor offers insight & at least some empathy for folks in the second kind. Not always -- some claim that they raised themselves out of the first sort of poverty thru hard work & that's all one needs -- but more often than not.

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