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Charles Pierce
Porfressor Loretta M. Sinopoli
English Composition II

Poverty
Poverty is the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. Absolute poverty or destitution refers to the deprivation of basic human needs, for example food, water, sanitation, clothing, shelter, health care and education. Relative poverty is defined contextually as economic inequality in the location or society in which people live.

Continuing my thesis i feel poverty is a denial of choices and opportunites. A volation of human digninty. It should not be over looked because unaccrate scientifically design statistics. For example the theroy on how life is 90% circumstance and 10% atitude. personally I disagree, the result of my research resulted in me discovering an author that agree with Author Charles R.Swindoll quotes "the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company...a church....a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude" .

Throughout the years the causes and effects of poverty as been atopic a dicussion world wide.Any discussion of social class and mobility would be incomplete without a discussion of poverty, which is defined as the lack of the minimum food and shelter necessary for maintaining life. More specifically, this condition is known as absolute poverty. Today it is estimated that more than 35 million Americans—approximately 14 percent of the...
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