Thing a Day
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Thing a Day

Being Poor Means Never Having Nice Things

The latte fallacy and poverty as a moral failing.

Photo by Benjamin Disinger on Unsplash

Have you ever seen a homeless person with a nice phone and wondered “why do they have a phone but are begging for money on the corner?” Or, have you ever seen someone in a run-down area with a nice car or some other nice thing and wondered “how can they afford that if they live in this neighborhood?”

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Matthew Maniaci

Matthew Maniaci

Living with and talking about mental illness in an open, honest way to help break down stigma. I was one of those suicidal kids you read about. He/him/his.