I use to be middle class. Now I am poor. Simply because I was shot by my estranged husband. I do not ask for free handouts from anyone. I pay my bills and simply go without if I do not have the money. When I do get something, I save up for it. I can’t go buy something out on a whim.
Vacations – are out of the question. Unless It is planned ahead. Such as getting free hotel rooms in exchange for a honest review. Or I stay with friends.
Same goes for attractions. I tend to be a member of several websites where I get free tickets to attractions. In exchange for an honest review of my experience.
I do get a monthly check for being disabled. I do not get food stamps or free medical care. If the money in is not in the budget for food. I simply go to the local food banks. As for medical care, I go without. Unless it is life threatening.
I don’t understand why so many people are hating on the poor. I suspect it has much to do with social media and news outlets. As far as I know, nobody wants to be poor. Not anyone I have ever met.
Just like everything else in life, you have those who abuse the system. What you don’t think middle class ever abused the system trying to get rich? Or the rich abuse the system in some way as well? If so, you are sadly mistaken.
You should never look down on someone because they have less than you. Instead of hating, you should open your heart and have compassion for those who are not like you, those that are struggling to make end meets, and for those who may need a helping hand no matter where they are in life. .
Why do so many hate the poor?