Being Poor Sucks

Being poor sucks. I looked up some benefits of being poor and none of them are true. "You have nothing to lose". We can lose our house. Outr house was almost sheriff sold twice. "You will lose weight because you can't afford nice meals". False. We can't afford healthy foods so we eat cheap junk food. "You will have time to chase your dreams". No because my mom is working 3 jobs and I work a 30 hour work week and go to high school (onus graduated). I f*****g hate rich people because they have nice things. I have nice things too and I appreciate them more because my mom worked hard for them. She tells me out financial state and I hate. Should I be worrying about this as a teenager? I should be worrying about college but I'm more worried about what my mom will do because my sister is in college and I'm going to college in a few months. My dad doenst care about us because he cheated on my mom who had breast cancer when I was in the 5th grade. He left and moved to Arkansas. He is now f*****g so rich but hates spending his money. My mom was sick and my older sister and I couldn't do anything. The closest family is the next state over. Court was a mess. The judge was horribly mean. And I hated my dad. My mom and sister both became mean after this whole thing and depressed. I learned to not show my feelings and get over a lot of things. stuff doesn't bother me as much anymore. But I see all of my friends going on vacation and I haven't been on vacation sinc I went camping in 2nd grade. It really sucks. There are so many things in life I want to do but I am too poor to do them. Being poor is inevitable for me. It is a never ending cycle that can rarely be broken. Our family will be forever poor. I don't want pity out of this. I just want other people to understand my situation and not judge me for not being like them or having expensive stuff. People don't understand and judge me because I'm not rich and it pisses me off soooooo much. Moral of the story: I F*****G HATE RICH PEOPLR!
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I was in a similar situation. I got a job doin maintenance in a college when I was 17. They watched as I unblocked toilets and cleaned filters for 10 Years. I am smart and well presented but they were quite happy for me to still be doing th same in my thirtys. No way I was having g that. After 10 years working in the evil capitalist system I left and began selling drugs. After only one year I made more money than the previous ten. I worked my own hours, answered to no dickhead boss, no gay uniform, no pointless taxes , and invested my money into property. In another year or so I will be making enough money out of my properties that I can stop dealing. Il let u gather what u want from this story but one thing I know for certain . Hardwork don't pay off.
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leeroy87
Been there. All I can say is save money like crazy. Have fewer clothes but nice ones. Eat healthy but look for sales, choose where you shop carefully. Wash clothes by hand. Sell things you don't need, get used books or sign out used copies. It really does suck, but stop caring about people who are rich and their nice things. It's just stuff. It's okay to not have friends, or whatever. Someday you will have money but this isnt that day so accept it. Take care of your mental health and make sure you are eating right. That DOES matter. Much more than nice clothes or the pretty haircut. I just cut my own hair now. You even get better at it. I saw being poor as an oportunity to learn to budget and go without. Live simply. It's clear to see in hindsight but of course during, it's a very tough situation to be in.
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Adieu
I come from a very poor family, and it's as easy as applying for scholarships and going to college.
Nice outfit for an interview? I wore my best jeans and a nice shirt to my local fast food restaurant. Guess who got a job? I used leftover scholarship money for my car to get myself back and forth to work/school.
It can be done. It has been done by many before you.
Stop bïtching and start trying.
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GimmieThatPie
As someone in a very similar situation, I empathize completely. It's easy for someone on the outside to say stuff like 'go to college,' without realizing how incredibly expensive it is. Or to say 'get a job' without realizing that requires being able to afford transportation or even a nice outfit for the interview. There is no feeling I know that is worse than that utter helplessness that comes with being poor. I wish I had good advice, but if I knew how to get out of such a situation, I would have done so years ago. I guess.Keep your grades up, apply for scholarships, take student loan (and be prepared for the horrible crippling debt that comes with it?) Granted, that only works if you're lucky and going into a field that makes a lot of money. So uh. Do it better than I did?
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amymist
Don't waste your time hating rich people. That's a silly thing to focus your energy on. They worked for their money or inherited it and that's just how it is.
Being poor does suck. If you don't want your life to be like that, then take that energy that you're wasting on hating the rich and focus it on what you're going to do with your life. Make yourself into something. Go to college. Get a degree. Become something good and make great money and help your family out.
It doesn't have to be like this forever if you don't want it to be.
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