The term poverty is a term of comparison, and whenever it is used, it is important to ask the question “in comparison to whom?” Take myself for example, I live in an apartment with more space than I need, I have food whenever I need it, I have a heated bed, a 40” TV, a fancy laptop, keep multiple aquariums, have more clothes than I ever wear, have a car with heat and AC, . To a vast majority of the world, I am disgustingly rich, as I experience discomfort only when I eat something that I shouldn’t have, or if my roommates turn the thermostat up or down three degrees, and I don’t know what it means to truly need something. However at the same time, to some of the world, and even to some of my own country, I have very little. I don’t own a home, I don’t have a kitchen, I ...
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