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19 January 2012 @ 08:25 pm
A Few of the Things Being Poor Does to Your Mind  
http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-5-stupidest-habits-you-develop-growing-up-poor/

There is a logic poor people operate by that won't be obvious to people who've never struggled financially for basic necessities.
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Tapatitapati on January 20th, 2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
If you have little money, you have a long list of unmet needs and unpaid bills, so that when you do get some you have to decide which of those should be paid. Is the gas about to be shut off? Then it goes to the gas bill. Does the car need a repair suddenly so you can get to your low paid job? The car gets it and you eat ramen or mac-n-cheese the rest of the month.

When you finally get out of poverty you have a backlog of things you couldn't do or pay for when you were poor. I spent several thousand dollars on dental care since I'd gone for years without and needed crowns and other work, including surgery.

Yes I was serious about not wasting electricity too. :)