This is very 'relative' issue and primarily a matter of perception and It really depends on what you mean by 'survives'.Over three billion people live on less than $2.50 a day and it's estimated that at least 80% of the worlds population survive on less than $10's a day. Only about half the worlds population even have bank accounts with the majority of those that don't stating that they simply don't have enough money to use a bank.
Despite the relative financial pressures many of us are and have experienced in the economic climate of recent years i think we sometimes forget that on a global scale 'financially speaking' we're the lucky ones.
I see what you are saying, but we aren't just "lucky", Rob. We have what we have because this country was built on solid, proven principles. We need not be ashamed of what we have, just mindful of why we have them.
I agree with you Caleb - people need never be ashamed of what they have, be it wealth or anything else (unless of course it was aquired in knowingly shameful ways). Lucky in terms of our accident of birth as opposed to how our forefathers got us here
Rob Winters: Could you survive here in the USA without $$$?I know people in other parts of the world can survive barely but not thrive.(ie: disease, flies in their eyes,malmutrition etc..) what kind of life is that?
Hi moneyfairy - I do understand your sentiment but your question said 'survive' not 'thrive' and you did not specify or limit the question to the USA. In fact you use the word 'world' in yor additional info. I can only attempt to answer what you ask.
Would i choose to do so?Obviously Not Would it be easy?Absolutely Not Could i do it if i'd no other choice? I wouldn't be the first and i wouldn't have a choice so yes it's possible but you couldn't know for sure without being in that situation
thats actually not true. one can survive without money. many people have a hobby off living off the land in a primitive kind of way. there are also still tribes in certain parts of the world that dont have any kind of concept of money and also just live off the land and build shelters for themselves. Evidence of uncontacted Amazon tribes exist in Ecuador, Peru, and most notably Brazil where the number of uncontacted tribes is thought to be the highest in the world.
christiananrkist: You are correct some people in foriegn places survive without $$ but I was not taught how to do that. So when I am without $$ life seems to be cut off. Could you survive here in the USA without $$$?
I couldn't personally. Look up Daniel Suelo from Utah. He has lived without money for more than a decade. Granted he is probably a special case. I'm sure if most people in the US were found to be living in this manner would be arrested.
That is correct, That is why I asked the question as it is next to impossible to live with no $$$ here in the USA. Even for people who live off the land they have to buy it or they will be kicked off right?
chritiananrkist: I will be more specific next time sorry about that. i was just making a generalized question about surviving on nothing as I am on very hard times myself and wanted to see how others would react to a similar situation. thank you!
You can live without money, here in the U.S. as long as you live outside the grid, in a tent somewhere on a mountain, like a survivalist. You may have to keep moving but you wouldn't need money if you knew how to live off the land. But I hear what you're trying to say. The world is made of money. There are worker bees and queen bees.
jaydawg808: Welcome to poverty in the USA!!! I get free female stuff from planned parenthood, but if and when I get to the dentist or eye dr. I work out payment plans or I don't get done. That's just life in poverty.
No, not criticizing at all. Just merely wondering if OP goes to the dentist or sees the eye doctor, that's all. No, I don't spit on the homeless. I work HARD for my medical insurance. I despise people who expect FREE things from the gov't.
jaydawg808: You need to walk in the shoes of someone living in poverty before you place judgement. I work my ass off, pay my taxes,rent that keeps raising, car payments w/11% interest..all my money goes for bills.I make it they take it. Nothing left.
jaydawg. I understand what youre saying to a point. there are always people that take advantage. many people are just trying to get back on their feet though, also working very hard. so, im willing to pay a little extra to help brothers/sisters out.
Understood. That's why the economy sucks. Spending billions of dollars on wars & not taking care of our own people. Go figure. Not knocking troops, just saying. Moneyfairy, 11% interest on a CAR? Kind of high. Why is it so high? My rate was only
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