Throughout the years, poverty has gone up in America. More and more people are becoming poor when they are younger. 15.5 million people under 18 were in poverty as of 2014. Although this does not mean that senior citizens haven’t been in poverty too. A poll was run in 2014 and 4.6 million seniors 65 and older were in poverty. All together in America, we had over 46.7 million people in poverty. Luckily I have some solutions for these people in poverty. Since poverty in the US has risen, we need to let the people in poverty deal with their own problems by asking for money, selling and using drugs, and drinking away their problems. Some people doubt these methods but I assure you these methods have proven to be quite effective.
One of the best ways for people in poverty to get money is by begging on the streets. This allows the people to get a sense of creativity when making their signs asking for money. Another perk to going out in public and asking for money is having yourself gain confidence by doing something self-demeaning and embarrassing. Another great reason to beg for money, if the last two weren’t good enough for you, is when begging you get to be outside getting fresh air. While you are asking for money people passing by might ask you how you got to the place that you are. This would be a good time to tell the people and maybe while you are telling the story you might figure out what you have been doing wrong and fix your mistakes. People might find a hidden talent that you might have. You could sing or play an instrument if you have one, and that will give you more practice and even some relaxing time.
My second method I recommend is selling and using drugs. I know what you are thinking how is this a good way to get money but this is a very popular alternative than getting a real job and it keeps you on your toes because you never know who you are selling to next. A lot of teens get into doing drugs to get away from it all. The most commonly used drug in the US is Marijuana. It is very easy to come by and not as hard core as other drugs so more people are willing to use it. Marijuana is a fun alternative to just sitting at home and doing nothing. It allows your brain to entertain itself with the simplest things. Selling drugs like Marijuana can rake in a lot of money in a short amount of time, so if you are in need of some quick money that would be more realistic than getting a real job.
Last but not least is my third method which is drinking away your problems. This method is used all the time and I think most of the people that resort to this method have given it positive feedback. Getting drunk gives you the opportunity to forget all of your problems and pretend like they aren’t even there. If you are a drunk people might not judge you as much because they don’t expect anything of you. They will see you and assume that you aren’t good at anything. By lowering their standards the people probably won’t stare as much. Some people might think you are mentally insane but you just have to remind yourself that you are one of a kind.
If you are in poverty remember that there are millions of people just like you dealing with the same problems. There is always a way to fix your problems you just need the motivation and means to get back on your feet. If you try my methods and they are successful please tell people that are in your same situation because everyone deserves a second chance.