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Reply #53: Nothing sanctimonious or arrogant about it. Definitely not self absorbed. [View All]

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alwynsw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-23-03 12:21 AM
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53. Nothing sanctimonious or arrogant about it. Definitely not self absorbed.
Edited on Tue Dec-23-03 12:24 AM by alwynsw
If you read my post carefully, you surely would have noticed that I expressly qualified my statement with "Barring physical or mental disability, poverty is a choice in this country. Crime is also a choice." As you point out, I could also have added a few other scenarios as you describe.

I am truly sorry that you missed my point. I stand by it. I could have written a lengthy disclaimer that catalogues every imaginable circumstance that can cause either poverty from the onset or financial disasters that drive some into poverty. Perhaps it was my oversight in attempting to succintly offer reasons for poverty that caused you to think me heartless.

on edit: If I were truly sanctimonious, would "I'm nothing special. I'm no genius." have been written into my post? I truly believe that. I'm an average guy. No more.
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