The Importance Of Living In My Life

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When I was young I used to live in a poor neighborhood in Arizona. I lived in a one room house until my sister was born, and then we expanded to two rooms. We did have running water and electricity, but no heat. After my mom and dad divorced, my mom, sister, and I moved in with my grandparents in Groton Long Point. For me and my sister this was a big switch. We went from living in a two room house to a house that could sleep thirteen comfortably. Changes like this in my life have made me realize that the economic divide between the rich and poor is large, and that the rich are getting richer and the poor aren 't having much progress. But also that money does not necessarily equal peace of mind. During my childhood, I have taken six summers …show more content…
It’s not that I don’t like the people, it’s just that I don’t feel like I fit in. Many of the people that I’m surrounded by have fancy cars and nice clothes, and more than one house. There kids could probably afford to go to any college. My close family and I on the other hand eat simple meals and have simple clothing,when our grandparents are at their winter home. When they aren’t here life for me is very different. Our meals get smaller and the house gets colder because we can only afford to heat a select few rooms. That is why I am usually not home in the winter. I’ll either be at school participating in a club or sport, with friends or at my local church which hosts a good number of …show more content…
Not much had changed. The places that were poor before stayed poor, while Antigua stayed wealthy. Poverty rates and crime rates were pretty much the same as before. This trip was different though. We were building a school. This trip gave me more hope than the last trip. It showed me that if you can get people to help you, then you will be much better off. This concept can be used to help the poor as well. As long as people are willing to disperse some of the wealth many Americans can be better off. For example Mantsios also explains in Class in America that inheritance laws give a great likelihood of success to offspring. I think that if we dispersed some of that inheritance money that the poor would have a much better chance to succeed

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