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Is Poverty Easy Is poverty easy Some say yes and argue that the poor have so few things to worry about food and shelter People say that the poor have little money that they do not think what to do with it and who might be taking it away secretively Yet if one drives through their local downtown area and scans the area one can see that being poor is not easy rather it is probably the hardest obstacle in life In George Orwells Down and Out In Paris and London Orwell tells a personal experience with poverty and his outlook of it Even Orwell himself like many people thought it poverty would be quite simple But as the days past without adequate food and shelter he began to realize that it is extraordinarily complicated Orwells first encounter with poverty was the lack of a social life People on the streets would look at his clothes and then shun him He suddenly realized his clothes put him instantly into a new world 129 He also noticed for the first time how the attitude of women varies with a mans clothes When a badly dressed man passes them they shudder away from him with a quite frank movement of disgust as though he were a dead cat 129 I realize this phenomenon happening all the time too When watching a video doing one of my classes it discussed two people entering a job interview wearing different attire One was wearing a business suit while the other jeans and a t-shirt The one dressed more professional was instantly hired and the other one was not Orwell also noticed himself darting in and out of stores to avoid friends who would question about his negative appearance He was so embarrassed about his appearance and his social status that capping his existence from rest of world was the only way he could deal with the situation Orwell
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