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Does poverty draw family and friends closer?

( Updated: 2014-11-19 08:25

Editor's note: Some people claim poor people tend to know each other in more intimate ways than folks in high-income brackets, but some argue that in many cases poverty tears families apart. Does poverty draw family and friends closer to each other? Forum readers share their opinions.

Ratfink (Australia)

It depends upon the people involved and their beliefs, society and customs. Wealth is desired in just about every culture on earth. As to it bringing happiness, that's debatable and again it depends on the people involved, there are no hard and fast rules or guidelines.

Does poverty draw family and friends closer?

Wu Run, a six-year-old girl, from a poor family, buries herself among garbage at a residential community in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou province.

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