Friday, October 10, 2014

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What is your measure of poor?  
How do you define poor in your own words?

36 comments:

  1. Rebeca
    Define Poor:
    Not having the necessary amount of standard living conditions to live and be healthy to not be inferior to others in the society. Not having the qualifications or resources to live what is considered normal.
    How do you measure
    Not being able to have necessary resources at a considerable distance from you such as proper housing, water supple, and food resources. What kind and how much is available to you and your family, is it sufficient

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    1. Jocelyn M
      To what extent does not having resources influence the way we consider ourselves to be poor? Does being poor make us inferior?

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    2. Ephraim

      If being poor is being inferior to others, then are the vast majority of humans poor?

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    3. If we are also measuring what food is available to the person, is this establishing whether or not the area is a food desert? If so, can an area full of fast food versus an area with no food sources available, are both equally important or does one considered to be poorer?

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    4. Jocelyn N for the last comment

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    5. Jemuel
      What standards would you consider normal and does it vary between cutures??

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  2. Kelly 3A
    My measure of poor is not having money for a living or simply something I want, but cannot buy. I also refer to the word poor when I show sympathy to one. This is when I feel sorry for them whether it is because of their environment, economic issues or a suffering they do not deserve. Poor has a negative connotation. When I hear it, I think of sadness. Being poor in my eyes is a misfortune that people face.

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    1. Ephraim

      Does being poor only deal with money?

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  3. Tunji
    3A

    My measure of poor is how many resources are available to an area and how much of those resources are available to that an area. If an area does not have enough resources for everybody in that area to live a sustainable life, than those people in that area are poor. To be poor is to not have enough resources to live a sustainable life. To live a sustainable life you need adequate shelter, food, and water. If people are not able to get all three of those things on a daily basis, than they are poor. In another sense of poor, poor means to have done something that does not fit the standards that were set. For example, an essay would be poor if it only has two paragraphs and no set title.

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    1. Nnedi

      Does being poor solely have to do with not having enough resources?

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  4. Jazmine 3A
    Poor is when you lack the sufficient amount or quality of emotional, mental, spiritual, and/or physical wealth. Wealth in this case can be in terms of money, clothes, healthy relationships in your life with people and/or religion, good body health, happiness, etc. Poor does not necessarily have to be a measure of the tangible objects in your life, but rather everything that has or adds value in your life.

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    1. Jocelyn M
      To what extent does being poor and wealthy share commonalities?

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  5. lashawnda
    I define poor as not being able to meet your needs or in other words not being able to have food, water, and shelter. I find the three the most important things in helping someone survive, so my measurement of poor is having absolutely nothing to even lay your head on. In that, it takes a lot for me to call one poor because there are so many privileges one can take advantage of.

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    1. Alicia
      WHY MUST BEING POOR BE A PHYSICAL ASPECT OF LIFE??

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  6. Nnedi

    Being poor means to be without basic necessities or there is a decline of revenue that does not support one or one's family. It defines those families that are in the lower class and are with low paying jobs. They cannot afford to buy the luxuries that those in the high class can buy and its almost impossible to gain more skills without having to pay for the years of schooling. Being poor is the norm for those in the low class. However, this idea of being poor does not exclude the middle class. Many in the middle class have alot of children and it is more likely for them to take out loans due to their expenses. Being poor can apply to anyone, but those who are defined as poor are those without enough money to provide for themselves and their families.

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  7. Telani
    I measure poor as someone who is not able to meet the basic needs to survive. Where there are poor who cant afford to eat every night or be able to keep a roof of their heads. Poor is something lower class people experience, in which some times they are unable to eat every night but still has a roof over their heads. Homelessness is different from being poor because homeless people do not have homes nor do they have jobs, or have a job but is not paid enough to sustain themselves.

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  8. Ashley

    I have 2 measures of poor. 1 is they society sees who are poor people. They are people who have to rely on others for their financial stability, or income. They rely on outside organizations to provide them with resources in order to be able to live. Another measure of poor that I have is more extreme poor. When people do not have a house o live, they have to live on the streets or in the outdoors, and are struggling to find food or shelter. Just like the kids in Afghanistan in the article that we read about. I believe that those kids are extremely poor. They have no shelter or a study income of food. They have to rely on themselves for survival, but do not have the resources to survive. They live in the product of the war, and are not able to go to school.

    I define poor as a person or an environment that is not able to gain a substantial amount of income, or food.

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  9. Jocelyn N.
    My definition of poor is measuring the amount of income that is brought in to the household and whether or not you can afford the basic necessities with this amount of income. If an individual cannot afford the basic necessities, this means that the individual is poor. An example can be in the book “Nickel and Dime”, where it was studying whether or not Americans can afford basic necessities by solely being paid minimum wage. Depending on the state that the woman worked at, this would change her salary and ultimately her financial choices. There is not one exact salary that can tell a person whether or not they are. America’s perception is that low income means to have an income of 58,000 dollars whereas in a country such as El Salvador, 58,000 dollars will make you one of the richest people in the country. During my most recent stay in El Salvador, a family had to choose between clothing and food in order for their children to survive. My family and I offered them the “hand me downs” that so many American children complain about and the light in their eyes shown. There is a difference in values depending on what the country considers as poor.

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    1. Ashley

      Do you believe that one is truly poor when they believe they are. Is poor a state of mind? Is it a way to label people, a ideation that has been formed by the higher income?

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  10. Alyssa

    Poor to me is when you are lacking something or something is lacking in your life. For example you can be considered poor if you can not afford to buy sufficient food for yourself and/or your family. Another example of poor could be someone who is lacking something personality wise. For instance someone who consistently does things with a negative view can be said to have a poor attitude. These two definitions show how the word poor can be defined in more than one sense.

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    1. Kelly
      Which definition do you think is worse?

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  11. Alicia
    Poor is not having enough to cover the essentials. I say it in that context because someone can be physical poor or emotionally poor. In both cases of being poor, it can be seen with a naked eye, but only if sought out. It is almost as if poor-ness is a form of invisibility. But in both cases, it is different from being in either physical or emotional poverty. To be poor means that you do not have all the essentials, but you do have some, or at least to a certain extent. To be in emotional or physical poverty, that would be more of to not have majority, if not all the essentials of whatever the physical or emotional need is. And just like being emotionally or physically poor, being in physical or emotional poverty in another form of invisibility. The only difference is that someone in poverty in much more invisible, and more than likely, more purposefully invisible, than being poor.

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  12. Jemuel 3A
    Being poor is not having enough money to sustain a regular lifestyle. If a person cannot get the amount of food she needs for herself or her family, the person is considered poor. Food is one of the most basic needs in life and if a person does not get the amount that she needs, it is not because she does not want to, but because she cannot. Being poor is also different from being broke. Being broke means that you only do not have money for the moment but will get money in the future. Being poor means that you get a constant low amount of money which does not allow you to get your basic needs. The matter of being poor can also be a matter of perspective. A person who once had 5 billion dollars and loses 4.5 billion may think that he is poor. This is because he is comparing himself to his previous self who once had more than 4 times the amount of money he has currently. To the perspective of an average person, the person with millions may be considered rich.

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  13. Jesus
    What I believe poor means is that when you are in need of money, when you do not have a sufficient amount to be able to provide yourself with resources you buy. Being poor is not really good thing because it limits you from providing the things you need in your life such as food, or paying bills, or even electronics. One huge factor that an involve being poor is poverty, where you live a life with limited sources and money that you need to manage. You can end up being poor if you get resources that you do not even need or will use for many year or so. You have to be able manage yourself with money, it takes responsibility.

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    1. So does the term "poor" only deal with money and tangible items? Can a person will a lot of money be "poor" in terms of their relationships with people or etc.? Jazmine 3A

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  14. Catherine O.
    3A

    One can define poor in a number of ways for different situations. it depends on the context the word poor is being used. in terms of money and income, poor can mean to have an extremely low income for the average person. Generally, the word poor is a negative connotation used in unfit or undesirable contexts. It usually describes something low, bad, or undesirable.

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    1. Obichi
      What definition of poor do you identify with the most?

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  15. Jocelyn M

    I would define poor as being not being able to sustain a certain level of income in order to satisfy and meet you needs. I would also define it as being looked at as a lower class. I not only mean this in terms of economically but also the way one carries themselves. For instance, one can show a poor personality in terms of ways they respond to people; another form of "poor" would be not really having financial income that stabilizes the way you live. I think this could be measured through one's location, their standard of living. and the structure at which they live. So in other terms poor could be looked at in several ways not just economically. It can be used within figurative language and in general I think there is no true and concrete way of measuring "poor." There are other characteristics that can be used in order to create a general idea of poor. For example: being poor can be connected to homelessness, poor can also connect to one's morals in life.

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  16. Ephraim

    I believe that poor means to be below the standard or something that is expected is missing. For example, if a student receives a poor grade on an assignment, there is an element missing from the work. The student missed the mark in terms of achieving what was on the rubric. In another example, when a family is poor in terms of money, they are not on the same standard as the average family in terms of income. When a person is poor, then they have done something that could have been better.

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  17. Obichi
    When I think of the word, poor, the first thing I thing I think about is financial stability. In this context, my definition of poor means not making enough profit to live comfortably. I define poor this way because having a high income does not necessarily mean you make a profit from that income. For example, a person wo makes $125,000 annually can still be poor if a majority of that money goes toward paying off loans and bills, or catering to business expenditures. If after tending to these things the person does not have enough money to buy basic clothing and food, then I would consider that person financially poor. In comparison, if a person makes less than that $125,000, yet is debt-free, has bills that are not high, and can comfortably afford basic necessities and life, then, even if the person makes $60,000, I would not consider them financially poor. By comfortably, I do not mean luxuriously.

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  18. Stanley,
    My measure of poor is being incapable of supporting yourself and the ones you care for. For example if a couple is incapable of providing food, clothing, shelter and or other necessary resources for their family they can be considered poor. poor however is not being unable to fit the economic standards of those who are more financially ahead. That being said, just because a person cannot afford to buy a new car and a big house, it doesn't mean they are poor. This just means instead that people are not in the same economic class as the person that they are being compared to. I do not consider my family poor, however i know that my parents are incapable of buying a brand new car whenever they feel like it, or going on a luxury vacation once a year. I notice people even in parkdale highschool who consider other poor because they cannot afford the most expensive merchandise on the market, but this is definitely not so because as long as they are capable of providing their basic needs to live they are not "poor".

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  19. sunny

    The word poor can be separated in to each economic class. High class, medium class and the lower class. And there can be a group who is “poor” in each class. But the over all poor would be the lower class. Those live on the street or Having trouble staying economic stable. Who doesn’t have a roof on their head. But there are always lower groups of people in each class which could make them “poor” to that class.
    I say poor means someone who cannot give themselves their needs or wants.

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  20. Vaskia
    Poor can be defined as not having the basic necessities that one needs in order to thrive and get through more than one day of their daily lives. The homeless population can be considered poor. They are poor because they do not always have the proper housing arrangements and nutrition in their system. Poor can mean different things to different people in society. Those in the higher classes may think poor is not having a big house and a fancy car. Those in the middle class may think that poor is being with out sustainable food and water and being with out a home or not being able to pay ones monthly bills. For those who are homeless some may consider them poor themselves.

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    1. Catherine O.

      Why do you think that those in the higher classes may think poor is not having a big house and fancy car? What factors distinguish those in the higher classes that would make it possible for them to think that way?

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  21. Uchechi N
    I define poor as the inability to afford or attain the basic necessities in life, such as food, water, financial support, and shelter. I used to have this perception that poor people were crazy, social misfits, attention seekers, losers, psycho, criminals and drunkies. In addition, I had this perception that poor people would try to panhandle and beg for money for no good use, enjoyed annoying everyone passing by, and enjoyed living low lives. I learned two new lessons: (1) almost anyone can be poor and (2) be nice and humble, don’t treat poor people life dirt. In reality, poor people are just people who are trying to make it through life, and many of them end up on the streets because of outside forces, poor decision making, and inability to control certain situations. Nobody wakes up and declares that they want to be poor.

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  22. Fitsume

    Poor is a mindset that is adapted by people who blame others for their shortcomings whether it is financially or physically. It is the same concept as insanity; Insanity being doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. Being poor is a cycle if you are taught to live a live when you blame people for your own mistakes you are poor. Using the example of working, if you get laid off and money is an issue you are broke if you seek for another source of income. But if you lay around hoping people wound offer you a job and not get anywhere then you are poor. The difference between poor and broke is that broke is temporary but poor is long term.

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