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Raxyn13  ·  2894 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Photo Essay: When a Kid's Bedroom Isn't a Room

Well, bringing ourselves into the equation: I live off of less than minimum wage (around $280 a month) and am only able to avoid living with my parents because I'm living in a couple I'm friends with's side house for $50 a month. So I wouldn't say I'm thriving in America, haha. But yes, I'd say in general people in America are better off. I just think we should try to avoid seeing other countries as chock-full of poor folks, since there are at least SOME people in other countries doing fairly well.

(Even though you're definitely right, in the long run, haha)

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  2894 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Woah, you got lucking finding a place to stay for such a small amount. How is it possible to work for less than minimum, if you don't mind my asking?

Yeah definitely. While most countries aren't as affluent as we are (and I use that term loosely in that we aren't as happy as other countries), there are still very well of places. Take the popular tune Gangnam Style. It's about an extremely rich area of South Korea, similar to our LA.

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  2894 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well that really bites. How difficult would it be to just change jobs to one that at least pays minimum? I'm actually potentially in that boat also. I might not be able to afford the remainder of this school year and might have to drop out. But I try not to think too much about that for the time being.

Haha, I'm right there with you. I tend to generalize a lot, and it's gotten me into some heated debates before.

Raxyn13  ·  2894 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Whoooops. Didn't see this comment! I'm currently living in a small town in Arkansas, so job opportunities kinda suck. I'm hoping I'll be able to get back to Colorado in the summer. And if you do have to drop out, I'll be right there with ya, haha, so someone will have your back!

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  2894 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Colorado is so beautiful and full of opportunity. I mean, just look at this: (my girlfriend and me in Eagle, CO)

If we both drop out, let's room together, eh?

Raxyn13  ·  2894 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, I work for tip wages for less than part time, and people are stingy at smaller restaurants, for some reason. It's a hassle. I had to drop out of college because money got so tight, which was a bit of a bummer. I still live in the town my ex-school is so that I can be with my ladyfriend though.

I just try not to generalize in serious conversation. I fail at that a lot though :P