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Old 08-07-2014, 09:00 AM
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"Aren't you cold working outdoors. It's freezing this morning."

"Miss, when you're broke, it's much colder in July."

Years ago, a sweet old lady on her way to work at 6:00 a.m. saw me working in the street in zero degree weather in January. Showing concerned, she approached me and in her own pleasant way tried to tell me I should seek shelter.

After being unemployed and broke for about six months, I had just started working at a decent paying job and was getting back on my feet. The second quote was my response to her compassionate words.

Personally, I think being broke ( for a while anyhow) is a wonderful teacher. In fact, it is most likely the best guru an individual may find. Being broke provides the opportunity for a person to distinguish true friends from hanger ons. And if a person whose broke should ever meet a mate while in that penniless state, then he (or she) should consider himself in the "luckiest person alive" group. Because when somebody loves you for who you are (especially when you're flat broke) and not what you have, life becomes sweeter.


I think being broke is one of the best experiences an adult could have in his or her lifetime.

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Originally Posted by Shelly View Post
"Aren't you cold working outdoors. It's freezing this morning."

"Miss, when you're broke, it's much colder in July."

Years ago, a sweet old lady on her way to work at 6:00 a.m. saw me working in the street in zero degree weather in January. Showing concerned, she approached me and in her own pleasant way tried to tell me I should seek shelter.

After being unemployed and broke for about six months, I had just started working at a decent paying job and was getting back on my feet. The second quote was my response to her compassionate words.

Personally, I think being broke ( for a while anyhow) is a wonderful teacher. In fact, it is most likely the best guru an individual may find. Being broke provides the opportunity for a person to distinguish true friends from hanger ons. And if a person whose broke should ever meet a mate while in that penniless state, then he (or she) should consider himself in the "luckiest person alive" group. Because when somebody loves you for who you are (especially when you're flat broke) and not what you have, life becomes sweeter.


I think being broke is one of the best experiences an adult could have in his or her lifetime.
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("....society is increasingly encouraging one to treat the homeless harshly..." mentioned the goblin noting how in some cities in america feeding the homeless had become a crime, thus compassion is a crime in the need to clear the streets of homeless, but no, if it were some foreign land where people have no food, they would be given aid still, adding "...no church will speak out against this, nor will mainstream media, nor academia for that matter, why, because society wants you to live in fear of your unsure work status, your future then, it's just work for less or join the homeless isn't it, for what is debt then, is it not buying into one's own slavery, yet everywhere one looks this debt/slavery is encouraged by the government, a debt given out by the bank and then taken on by the government thus transfered to one's children by the criminal negligence of a two party system that has only one paymaster really...")

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We've been both broke and wealthy. I wish I had been a smarter wealthy person . . . ha!
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"When you're broke, you're a joke." ... Mike D.
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Not the worse plot line.

Naw, by all means go through it. Very temporary. It's the dealing with the tension part that is the goal. Once you got the hang of it, pull through.
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