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Is anybody else reaping the benefits of growing up underprivileged?

 
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Is anybody else reaping the benefits of growing up underprivileged?
When I was a boy my me and my mom would go to the Salvation Army to get clothes. I would pick up old Sports Illustrated magazines and ancient Sports Follies videos. Doing so forced me to learn the history of sports before I could catch up to current times. I am a walking sports dictionary and a nerd. Im not trying to toot my horn but my buddies call me to end sports arguments. lol

I remember finding channel listings of games that were coming up. I would flip on the TV hoping to watch the games only to find out that the game was the year before! I couldn't comprehend why I couldn't tune in to ESPN!! lol

I have to give credit to my mother for recognizing that sports helped me heal from the divorce and nurtured my love for sports.
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The biggest benefit is that I learned how to stretch a dollar and never got into credit card debt as so many others have. Never got a second or third mortgage/home equity line of credit either.

Learned to live with what I had and to save for what I wanted. Learned how to cook my own meals and clean up my own messes. Had my first job babysitting at 11 and worked ever since because I learned how to work for what I needed.

Learned from an older relative that the best way to help the poor is to not be one of them and the best way to do that was to learn how to do something someone else would pay for.

Right now we have a whole lot of people who are unemployed or underemployed and having to learn those same lessons. It is probably more difficult to learn as adults and their children are hearing the word no for the first time.
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I know the value of a dollar and how to work hard.
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My parents taught me about rummage sales, white elephant sales, railroad salvage sales, and never buying anything you did not save up for to purchase.
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Re: Is anybody else reaping the benefits of growing up underprivileged?
Opposite. Curse of growing up overprivileged. Been paying for that a long long time.
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Yes. Aside from the obvious benefits of learning how to make money stretch and hunt for bargains, I was also able to really focus and think as a child. I wasn't distracted by video games or cable TV. Oh, and it taught how to appreciate the things that are actually important in life and in others.
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as a kid growing up, i remember my immediate neighbors had a dirt floor.

i will never forget that.

we did not have a whole lot either as a kid.

i learned a tough lesson from those days, so i worked hard and educated myself about the ways of the wealthy and invested what i had.

i am glad to have lived underprivileged.
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Yes. Aside from the obvious benefits of learning how to make money stretch and hunt for bargains, I was also able to really focus and think as a child. I wasn't distracted by video games or cable TV. Oh, and it taught how to appreciate the things that are actually important in life and in others.
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ditto
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Its good to be poor white trash and a redneck.We can kill it and grill it.If we dont have it we can make it.
I work on my own vehicles and save cash.Cut firewood to heat the house and save on utilities in the winter.My wife can make a meal outta almost nothing.Dont mess with the rednecks from the country or city.You might need there help someday.
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So what are the benefits of not as underprivileged as OP but having parents that would talk you out of extracurricular activities due to the added expense. Got video games system just after the popularity spike, and you never played another games beside those that came with unit.
You still have video game unit due to it being your only friend as a teen, since no one came over to play in your crappy boring house because you had nothing good!
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Growing up without love affection at home, constant ridicule rejection at school and yet not succumbing to it made me develop inner abilities and resources simply not available or on the radars of the average person.
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Yep, I feel Soooo much more high falootin now...

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Also, parents too cheap to get you a haircut that was not done on the back porch in your undies and guided by a bowl!!!
or wearing hand me down clothes from your sister and your a boy. Mom said no one would notice my pink panties in elementary school. so wrong!!. also the nicest thing my sister did was start to ask for boy shirts (buttons on the male side) since I also got her hand-me-down shirts.
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Re: Is anybody else reaping the benefits of growing up underprivileged?
So what are the benefits of not as underprivileged as OP but having parents that would talk you out of extracurricular activities due to the added expense. Got video games system just after the popularity spike, and you never played another games beside those that came with unit.
You still have video game unit due to it being your only friend as a teen, since no one came over to play in your crappy boring house because you had nothing good!
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I got old game consoles when the new gen came out!

I had nintendo when Sega came out, PS1 when PS2 came out and I still am about 4 years behind on XBOX LOL
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Re: Is anybody else reaping the benefits of growing up underprivileged?
So what are the benefits of not as underprivileged as OP but having parents that would talk you out of extracurricular activities due to the added expense. Got video games system just after the popularity spike, and you never played another games beside those that came with unit.
You still have video game unit due to it being your only friend as a teen, since no one came over to play in your crappy boring house because you had nothing good!




I got old game consoles when the new gen came out!

I had nintendo when Sega came out, PS1 when PS2 came out and I still am about 4 years behind on XBOX LOL
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So where you like me and soon at those hot games hit the bargin bin five years later, you'd buy as much as you could!!
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The most motivated and decorated fellow servicemen I met was a dirt poor kid from Louisianna. His knowledge was amazing and I couldnt help but wonder if his up bringing made him extremely hungry.
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Re: Is anybody else reaping the benefits of growing up underprivileged?
I grew up down the street from a Dolly Madison day old bread store, cheap way to feed hunger....





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Re: Is anybody else reaping the benefits of growing up underprivileged?
So what are the benefits of not as underprivileged as OP but having parents that would talk you out of extracurricular activities due to the added expense. Got video games system just after the popularity spike, and you never played another games beside those that came with unit.
You still have video game unit due to it being your only friend as a teen, since no one came over to play in your crappy boring house because you had nothing good!




I got old game consoles when the new gen came out!

I had nintendo when Sega came out, PS1 when PS2 came out and I still am about 4 years behind on XBOX LOL

So where you like me and soon at those hot games hit the bargin bin five years later, you'd buy as much as you could!!
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Yes, and when I asked for tips on the games people would look at me like " What the hell"?!
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I grew up poor (still am). I learned how to use coupons at a very early age & comparison shop before I was in junior high.

I started working when I was 12 as a babysitter, Watkins product dealer & working at the local sale barn taking horses thru the ring & putting them thru their paces to make them look good for the buyers.

My kids have learned how to be thrifty. When we go shopping for clothes for school, they always say to go the Goodwill first. When we hit the main big box stores, they hit all the clearance racks first, then the sale racks & then the regular racks. I won't pay more than $15 for a pair of shoes unless they can't find any that fit them or they like at the $15 level. They learned how to use coupons & do comparison shopping between stores.
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I grew up down the street from a Dolly Madison day old bread store, cheap way to feed hunger....





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I thought the day old bread store was the name of the chain, until a junior in high school. I recall how awed my friend where when I took them to get stickybunn donuts and had two large bags for a dollar. They acted like we where buying crack cocaine or somethin.
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Absolutely! Growing up poor made me able to take care of myself today. If I had been handed everything the way kids are these days, I would be totally helpless!
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Yeah ok, sports can help people its true.
But it doesn't enlighten you much and increase your IQ.
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I ate fish emulsion(home canned salmon, caught past it's prime)four or five nights a week....I have never wasted another cent on salmon...When our old rooster died, my mom tried to cook it...After the first attempt she pressure cooked it, it was still tough...then she ground it and it was still tough..Yuck...

Our family of six lived on $86.00 a month in the '70's..

My children have never experienced anything like that...and they are just fine..
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The coolest thing is, I didn't even KNOW I was poor! I had everything I wanted and needed. I wasn't a selfish kid and I'm not a selfish adult.

The smallest things were a treat and I think that's a great thing to experience as a kid... you know, walking down to get an ice cream cone as opposed to heading to the vacation home in the Hamptons.

I want my son to have the same experience.
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Yeah ok, sports can help people its true.
But it doesn't enlighten you much and increase your IQ.
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but it can make you insanely rich tho
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The biggest benefit is that I learned how to stretch a dollar and never got into credit card debt as so many others have. Never got a second or third mortgage/home equity line of credit either.

Learned to live with what I had and to save for what I wanted. Learned how to cook my own meals and clean up my own messes. Had my first job babysitting at 11 and worked ever since because I learned how to work for what I needed.

Learned from an older relative that the best way to help the poor is to not be one of them and the best way to do that was to learn how to do something someone else would pay for.

Right now we have a whole lot of people who are unemployed or underemployed and having to learn those same lessons. It is probably more difficult to learn as adults and their children are hearing the word no for the first time.
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What you learned from the older relative was absolutely Brilliant!
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I grew up in an underpriviedged household, we wore silly clothes, got beaten up just about every day by the wall-eyed psycopathic, homocidal bitch from hell, our mother.

Yeah that experience extinguished any native self confidence I might have had, made me completely distrustful of everyone and pathologically compliant.

So as an adult in this world I get fucked over on a daily basis, knowing that it is because Im inherently bad (that is the reason she tortured me afterall) I learned to expect the shitty end of the stick from everyone.

So yeah growing up underpriveledged - is a real win,win - in my book. /sarc.
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I grew up in an underpriviedged household, we wore silly clothes, got beaten up just about every day by the wall-eyed psycopathic, homocidal bitch from hell, our mother.

Yeah that experience extinguished any native self confidence I might have had, made me completely distrustful of everyone and pathologically compliant.

So as an adult in this world I get fucked over on a daily basis, knowing that it is because Im inherently bad (that is the reason she tortured me afterall) I learned to expect the shitty end of the stick from everyone.

So yeah growing up underpriveledged - is a real win,win - in my book. /sarc.
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I think this thread is about financial underprivelege.

I can relate to the spiritual underprivilege. Sorry.
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The most motivated and decorated fellow servicemen I met was a dirt poor kid from Louisianna. His knowledge was amazing and I couldnt help but wonder if his up bringing made him extremely hungry.
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It does. Thanks, momma.

The problem with it is - now I'm reaping the rewards and so are my children. I make them chore for every dlar they get.... But I had to chore for nothing. I feel I'm creating a problem - entitlement.

Sigh.

At least we set a new garden this year. We'll see... But if I see one more dollar go to fcking silly bands I'm gonna lose it.

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I grew up in an underpriviedged household, we wore silly clothes, got beaten up just about every day by ....
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Reminds me the time I stood my ground against my mother and my older sister at the JC Penney's seconds store and got a real 'irregular' shirt just because of the cool graphic on it.
The next school day, my second period teacher sent me to see the nurse for a quick scoliosis check. They actually found I had a small scoliosis curve, but the different sized sleeves was the real problem.

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