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Poor People and Freedom of Movement | | A Philosophy Blog
I have about a quarter of a tank of gas in my car. Currently, gas prices are relatively low, so I put as much gas in my car as I could afford. Aside from local friends' houses and the free springs in the area, there's not many places for me to go which do not require money. Going places costs money. I don't have money. It's true that I could walk or ride a bike, but Florida was recently ranked top worst places for bike riders. More people die on bikes each year in Florida than in any other state. This is because the area is not bike or pedestrian friendly. The bus system here, too, is not as sophisticated as in New York, D.C., or Chicago, all places I have been. So I rely on my car. Most people around here do. I'm lucky to have a car because it is a backup home for me. I always think, if all else fails, I could live in my car. But my car is pretty stationary, and has been since I got on SSI. I simply cannot afford to go anywhere. I live in what some see as a tropical paradise, and have