Definition of being broke..... whinge
What's the definition of being broke?
It is NOT "Not having sufficient funds to keep the up with the Jones's"
ie) Not being able to upgrade to the latest iPhone or Electric Vehicle
I heard a kid (aged about 10, complaining to his friend in a local shop, yesterday "My Dad has refused to buy a new iPhone because he's not got enough money, but I NEED a new one"
I get fed up with people who dont understand how money works and how necessary it is for survival
But, nobody actually "Starves to death" nowadays, unless there is another problem (ie health or mental)
In the 19th century, things were far worse - there was no welfare state at all to fall back on - the best that a destitute person could expect was the workhouse, where you had to work, for example breaking rocks or picking oakam to earn your bowl of gruel - you would have slept in a bed, possibly its last resident died the previous day under the same sack blanket...........
Consider yourselves lucky that there is a health service (which on the whole is pretty good and THERE FOR YOU in an emergency). And a welfare state that stops you from having to pick oakam
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