The contempt and disgust people who have never been poor have for people who ARE poor is a sign of their lack of their basic humanity. It’s hard to be poor. It’s dangerous to be poor.
Most of the people I know who say that poor people have it ‘too easy,’ couldn’t last a goddamn week being poor. They wouldn’t know what it’s like to have no support system, no fallback options.
Not knowing if you can feed your kids, or if you will have a place to live, that is a world they can’t even imagine.
If you have never been truly poor, good for you. I’m honestly happy for you. But you don’t get to judge the people who are, because you will never, ever know what it’s like.