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Empathizing with the Poor

This is interesting. As part of “Hunger Action Month”, there was a $25 food challenge where one could only spend that amount on food per week. Although I’m sure many won’t bother subjecting themselves to such an experiment, I think it’d be a great way to see what it’s like to be poor, without actually causing bodily harm to yourself (wow, now that’s hubris huh?). Call me a cynic, but I feel like most people lack empathy, and it could do them some good to try it out. Thanks Eric.

http://blogs.moneycentral.msn.com/smartspending/archive/2008/10/06/they-tried-eating-on-25-a-week.aspx

Eric wants to try it, but with “a lot of fried rice.” Day in, day out.


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2 Responses to “Empathizing with the Poor”

  1. niyao says:

    Hey I do this. I generally allocate $20-$25 a week for food. Does that mean I’m poor?

    :(

  2. Ron says:

    Yes. =p

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