read
write
members
about
account

 

datedatememberrandomsearch

December 2, 2002
People rarely discuss politics or religion because of the uncomfortableness of the arguments that might ensue. For me, the other topic that is difficult to talk about is poverty – specifically the poverty my family had when I was younger. A lot of people think it makes them seem more real to admit they used to be poor -- look at how far I’ve come, they’ll crow.

I don’t think you ever feel comfortable talking about how poor you used to be, if you were ever truly poor. Unless you have amnesia, you can NOT escape the discomfort of poverty. Ever.