Americans are used to being told that they’re rich, and they are, but the reality of the matter is one that is hard to come to terms with considering the quality of life so many Americans are used to and the impending cost of living that continues to rise and is causing so many to be subject to poverty.
Poverty seems to be a bit subjective. When you compare an American in poverty to a person living on a mat in the third world, it’s easy to see how much the worlds differ and how much the American actually has by comparison. While the contrast certainly puts things into perspective, it’s best to realize that every situation is different and while one level of poverty may be less extreme, both are difficult situations to face. [Read more…]