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My Contrasting Feelings about PovertyThough we deal with poverty everyday this worldwidedilemma has failed to be recognized as the criticaland longstanding killer that it is Being such awidespread problem it exists in all countries aroundthe world It is so immense of a problem that peoplesuffering from poverty in countries like NigeriaIndia and even the United States survive by drinkingand bathing with contaminated water and searching forleftover food in neighborhood trash cans to feed theirfamilies The worse sight of poverty in my opinionis when small children come and beg for money Here inthe United States poverty is not as dire as in manyother countries for instance Ive seen pregnantmothers along with other small children beg for moneyin the streets of Argentina That is something thatthe people of Argentina have learned to live with andfrom what I saw they never do anything about it To mepoverty is a big concern but it is so huge that whenI try to do something about it I feel useless as if II would love for poverty to end or at least forpeople to get more involved into the problem and startclearing poverty in the streets That is really whatneeds to happen because the begging for money andcleaning windows is not going to make a differenceNear my house by a stoplight there are always peopleasking for money and it is always the same peoplethat are probably going to use their donations forcigarettes and beer not for food like the contributorhad hoped for Sometimes Im afraid of opening my carwindow to a stranger who is probably a psycho whowants more money than Im willing to give Ive evenseen small children run away with wallets when someoneis reaching in his or her wallets to give the childrensome change I dont blame them though If I had afamily to feed and stealing was the only way I knewhow to I would do it too Sometimes I get upset atthose people begging for money because
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