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So bloody true, I’ve been scratching the bottom of the barrel for years due to some bad luck & bad choices, but also going back to study so I can get ahead one day. HOWEVER people also know even if I had money I would probably give it to someone else more needy because it is HARD being poor. We can’t negotiate good work and contract rates, because we can’t afford to lose and accept whatever offered. We may be unbelievable at our work but can’t afford marketing so thank god for word of mouth. My rent is 50% of my wage and I ended up paying $85,000 for a $40,000 car because the only loan I could get had mega rates, this is the reason it is hard to get ahead and many poor still go backwards. Have a thought people and just give some people a break.

Gregg

She asked him, 'How much are you selling the eggs for?'
The old seller replied, '$.25 an egg, Madam.'
She said to him, 'I will take 6 eggs for $1.25 or I will leave.'
The old seller replied, 'Come take them at the price you want. Maybe, this is a good beginning because I have not been able to sell even a single egg today.'

She took the eggs and walked away feeling she has won. She got into her fancy car and went to a posh restaurant with her friend. There, she and her friend, ordered whatever they liked. They ate a little and left a lot of what they ordered. Then she went to pay the bill. The bill costed her $45.00 She gave $50.00 and asked the owner of the restaurant to keep the change.

This incident might have seemed quite normal to the owner but, very painful to the poor egg seller.

The point is,
Why do we always show we have the power when we buy from the needy ones? And why do we get generous to those who do not even need our generosity?

I once read somewhere:

'My father used to buy simple goods from poor people at high prices, even though he did not need them. Sometimes he even used to pay extra for them. I got concerned by this act and asked him why does he do so? Then my father replied, "It is a charity wrapped with dignity, my child”

I know most of you won't share this message but if you feel that people need to see this, then do spread this message.

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