View Poll Results: How much does it cost you to live per day?

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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    To remain in good standing with the local taxing authority is not a necessity for survival. The question was, "How much does it cost you to live per day?"

    The key word is live. This does not include complying with the law, maintaining an acceptable American lifestyle, feeling good about yourself as a citizen, feeling good about your financial savvy to plan for the future or any other non-tangible necessity.

    Basic survival is very barbaric and brutal. Fortunately. Very few Americans have even had to consider surviving in the most basic conditions. This is different for the majority of humans living today. 50% of the world population lives on less than $2 per day.
    For a while I struggled with meeting the bare minimal necessities of life for an infant and myself. It sucks. I'm not sure the point you are trying to make, other than I don't think I like it.

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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    I'm not sure the point you are trying to make,
    Here is the point I am trying to make:

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    I could "live" on $0 if I just HAD to.
    Surely you can understand that.

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    Re: What does it cost you to live per day?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    For a while I struggled with meeting the bare minimal necessities of life for an infant and myself.
    I don't know where you live but I highly doubt this is true.

    Some people live days without eating. Some people have no cash, credit cards, access to a payday lender or other predatory loan shark. Some people never worry about paying rent because they are homeless.

    If you live in the United States I seriously doubt anybody in your social circle would allow your infant to die of starvation. I will take it a step further. I doubt anybody in your social circle would allow your infant to be without a warm home to sleep in. Having a place to live goes way beyond survival.

    Health insurance, a decent car, a place to live and a job are not part of the survival process. If someone is struggling to pay for health insurance, car insurance, gasoline or to pay the rent, they are a long ways away from basic living conditions necessary for life.

    This is not a bad thing. This is a good thing. No American has experienced this type of lifestyle in the last 50 years. It just doesn't happen.

    My life sucks right now too but it's only because of what I have become accustomed to knowing in the past. I used to have $500-$1,200 left over every month to kill my mortgage. It felt good to have that kind of stability. Now I break even in some months. Some months I go backwards but even some Americans would envy the life I have right now.

    Struggling doesn't mean you are on the brink of starvation. Struggling just means that you feel bad about your circumstances because you have known better. Some people live like me and think it's cool. The only reason I think it sucks is because I know otherwise.
    Last edited by vasuderatorrent; 02-18-14 at 12:18 AM.

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