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Posted on Tue, Jul 23, 2013 20:28

Personally, I never really considered myself to be poor, or my family. My grandparents had a very big farm, and on it we had every produce I can think of that grows in Jamaica. And we had livestock too: chickens, goats, pigs, cows. We could live entirely off our farm and not have to buy much of anything.

But I also had some pretty daft uncles, and some aunts who wanted nothing to do with the country, having grown up there and finding it significantly lacking. So some left, including my father, and others stayed, saying they would take care of the farm but allowed to the enter a state of utter and complete disrepair.

But my Daddy says we're poor. My mother left when I was a year old, not that she could have contributed much because she was a lazy whore (and pardon me for saying so) if ever there was one. My dad never had much schooling so he pretty much just did what he could.

I never thought of us as poor because regardless of what it was, we always had food to eat, I was never kept out of school, I never went naked, I had books to read. But I realise as I grew older that we just barely had all those things, and it was good that I was so understanding of this all and didn't want things all the while, for I wouldn't have been able to get them aside from turning to prostitution.

Unlike a lot of the stupid foreign kids in the movies, I never did and never would blame my father for not having any money to do anything fun, because he couldn't have done any better for us short of illegal activity. He was fair, understanding but strict where necessary, and he loves me more than anything in the world.

Now that I am older, however, it is hard not to realise that I need or want things, and that I am unable to afford them. It is frustrating to want to do a thing that brings you pleasure or could aid in your studies but knowing you cannot have it, and at times can find no helpful substitute.

It's hard being poor. They say it teaches you character, but it really only teaches you how hard it is being poor, and that you just really wanna have money, if even just to know that it's there when you need it. It does, however, allow you to learn to live without many things, but you can think of this as being deprived, or as being resourceful.



Thanks for reading, Sherel :*

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Posted on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 13:53

I've been comfortable, and I've been 'poor' as you put it (I guess you mean financially).

 

You said: "It's hard being poor. They say it teaches you character, but it really only teaches you how hard it is being poor,...."

 

I say being poor, IF you're ready for it, helps you find yourself (which in turn helps you find God).

 

Now, how 'poor' is that ?  I'd say pretty damn rich actually.



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Posted on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 13:25

Quoting Curious2078:

Kitsune1st:  It would do you well to let us know just who you are responding to with your posts.  I don't think any of us can tell who you are referring to here, who you think is more "morbid than I am."

 

Just a hint.  When you post a response, click on "quote" so we can figure out to whom you are responding.

 

Very good blog, by the way.  Full of much touching personal information.  But I, for one, would love to know who you are calling "more morbid I am."

 

Just saying...

 

Thanks for listening,

 

Pat



Hey Pat,

The thing is that there was only one comment below my own, but now it's gone along with the other comment the same young lady made. Because it was the only comment, it was not really necessary to quote.

Alas, now it's gone, so no one will ever know. I'd remove that comment but then yours and also this one would become... kinda silly and referring to... nothing haha.

Also thanks, I'm trying to get my writing back up to what it was; lethargy has been making me a crap writer.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sherel :)



Thanks for reading, Sherel :*

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Posted on Tue, Jul 30, 2013 18:17

Quoting Kitsune1st:

Hahaha you are so much more morbid than I am. I think men here are pretty much like men everywhere. I'm not trying to find anything in particular, I'm just here. But thanks for the advice. If you wanna talk....



Kitsune1st:  It would do you well to let us know just who you are responding to with your posts.  I don't think any of us can tell who you are referring to here, who you think is more "morbid than I am."

 

Just a hint.  When you post a response, click on "quote" so we can figure out to whom you are responding.

 

Very good blog, by the way.  Full of much touching personal information.  But I, for one, would love to know who you are calling "more morbid I am."

 

Just saying...

 

Thanks for listening,

 

Pat



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Posted on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 16:42

The best way to not be poor is to do something about it. Schooling is one way, but if not possible far from the only way. Most people have the talent to make a better life for themselves if they desire to do so. Using one's talents in that direction is the first step. Attitude, desire, effort and talent combined  can make  near anyone not poor. Be realistic and pragmatic and it will happen. No matter where you may be now. Time is our most valuable resourse. Don't waste it.



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Posted on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 09:23

Many of us had hard working fathers who did their best, but due to one thing or another, were just about able to feed us and not much more. 

 

 

The best of us learned to survive and appreciate what we had and the person or persons who provided it.  Sounds like you did too. 

 

 

Not sure there is anything to be made up for. 

 

 

 

 

RMac

 



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Posted on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 06:59

Hahaha you are so much more morbid than I am. I think men here are pretty much like men everywhere. I'm not trying to find anything in particular, I'm just here. But thanks for the advice. If you wanna talk....



Thanks for reading, Sherel :*

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