Sunday, April 25, 2010

Poverty

I've made a very interesting discovery this week. I am poor. I mean, really. Like according to America, I live below the poverty line. But I don't feel poor! Isn't that great? I know, weird thing to rejoice about, but it makes me feel a lot better. I have always thought I've been moderately good with my money, but things have been getting tighter and tighter these days and I thought it was because I've been irresponsible. And it's true, there are some unnecessary purchases that I've made. But the truth is ... I'm just poor! Luckily, I have very supportive, very kind parents, who let me live in their beautiful home rent-free and who let me drive their nice car when I have to go long distances and who let me eat all their food. Hence not feeling poor. And there's a big announcement coming up tomorrow that will also relate to this topic, but man. It's a relief to know I'm not as irresponsible as I've been thinking! But I still keep offending people and saying the wrong things, apparently. Still have to work on that ...

2 comments:

amyrose said...

You know what else is interesting? What the poverty line in the U.S. means versus other countries. We are considerably "rich" in our country even when we are poor when you compare to what others have that are poor in other countries in this world.

Devin and I spent quite a few years living well below the "poverty" line, and I still always felt so blessed - even though I never got to have things like ice cream. :)

The Wibbler said...

I definitely feel blessed all the time. And I know we have so much compared to what other countries have. And I know that compared even to other people below the poverty line, I have so much more. It was just an interesting discovery to make. It changes the way I view lots of things a little bit.