My month of “reduced” blogging is done, since I was working on my novel (almost done!). Now that most of that writing is done, as well as football season, I hope to catch my breath a little this month. Thanks for giving me that leeway.
I did want to follow up with a poll from last month, where I asked you to give Just One Word that comes to mind when you think of poverty. Thanks to the 112 people who contributed.
As a prompt, I gave 9 choices of words that I felt were most common. Of those 9 choices, the most common selected were:
- hopeless (20.5%)
- weak / powerless (12.5%)
- money / wealth (9.8%)
Almost half of the people who took the poll choose “Other” and wrote in their own words. The top write-ins were:
- sad (4.5%)
- poor (3.6%)
- despair (3.6%)
- hunger / hungry (3.6%)
Thanks for taking the time to think through this issue!
- How Would You Define (and Solve) Poverty?
- Poverty and Power
- The Humiliation of Homelessness and Poverty
- Real Poverty
- Poverty: Facts vs Misconceptions