Greedy: Do You See Yourself as Less fortunate?

Greedy: Do You See Yourself as Less fortunate?
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Written by Lanie Breiten

They were just unlucky…

This unedited poem was written by an extremely talented and smart 11 year old, Lanie Breiten.

Greedy: Do You See Yourself as Less fortunate?

We may see ourselves as Less fortunate
Or broke
Or some of us even think of ourselves as poor
Some may actually be poor
but most of us aren’t
most of us are very fortunate
Most of us have a wonderful home

A comfy bed

A lot of us tend to want more and more
Or say we need more
We often compare ourselves to others
We mostly compare ourselves to people who have more
We think we are unlucky
Or unfortunate

But there are people out there who are poor
There are people who live on the curb
because they have no money, It’s not there fault
They were just unlucky
But most of us are very lucky
We forget that often

It’s important to remember we are lucky
Give to the unfortunate
Help others become more fortunate
Be grateful for a warm loving home

A comfy bed
Toys Devices
Don’t be greedy
Just be grateful

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Identity Magazine is all about guiding women to discover their powers of Self-Acceptance, Appreciation, and Personal Achievement. We ask that every contributor and expert answer  the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and in the moment or they can be aligned with the current article they have written. In that way, and as a team, we hope to encourage and motivate each other, thus inspiring you to Get All A’s.

1. What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, we’re talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.

In my life I have accepted that not everything special, unique, and worth wild will never come easy. Meanwhile, I’m working on accepting disappointment.

2. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand OR in contrast, are there elements of who you are that you’re still working on appreciating?

I have learned to appreciate my self-confidence. I am working on appreciating my self-respect.

3. What is one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us not only what makes YOU most proud but also share the  goals and dreams that you still have.

One of my most rewarding achievements was when I found out I had been published in a magazine that tons of people read. I dream to grow up and change the world…and to help others succeed.

4. Of course, we all have imperfections, or so we think. In truth, we are all perfectly imperfect. What are your not-so-perfect ways?  Likewise, what imperfections and quirks create who you are–your Identity?

I am a very quirky person, and I like being quirky because it builds up my identity. Some of my imperfections and quirks are that I can often be very uptight about very little things. I also dance really funny and enjoy making weird faces all the time.

5. “I Love My…” is an outlet for you to appreciate and express all the positive traits that make you…well…YOU! In fact, sharing what you love about yourself will make you smile, feel empowered, and uplift your spirit and soul. (We assure you!) Therefore, Identity challenges you to complete the phrase “I Love My…?”

I love my kindness.


This unedited poem was written by an extremely talented and smart 11 year old, Lanie Breiten.

Copyright June 2017


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Lanie Breiten

I'm an girl who loves to write, dance, play and practice kindness.

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