Thankful for this response to my low-spend month adventures on what typical, everyday American poverty looks like. I’m glad someone agrees with me that it kinda sucks.
Poverty means feeling guilty going to others’ houses because you can’t reciprocate.
Poverty means feeling embarrassed when your friends or acquaintances assume you have more money than you do, and you don’t want to let on how poor you are.
Poverty means wearing clothes that don’t fit because you can’t afford to buy new ones just because you gained or lost weight.
Poverty means being that person who snatches up every bite of free food at an office party, and hopes no one thinks you’re a pig.
9.5 / Addition from Steffani: "Being Poor" at Whatever