What is something you only know if you grew up poor?
If you eat dry oatmeal and drink a glass of water, no food needed for the rest of the day.
How amazingly good toasted Welfare Cheese sandwiches taste. How awesome your first real pair of name brand shoes (Nike, Adidas etc) are. Cable Television! I could go on all day but these 3 were, for me, the absolute best.
Feeling guilty about getting Xmas presents as a child
The guilt and anxiety in adulthood when you buy anything for yourself.
The need to not feel like you could lose everything at any minute.
Limiting your processions on the chance that any moment you may need to gather everything and leave never to come back.
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