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Help if needed
Advice, guidance and help
£35.8 billion - Pakistans debt burden
Giving love to people who are close to you
Thoughts, to Alinah
Deep love and acceptance
Vol 9:007 All the above
Life, Liberty, Democracy and happiness
Gifts of Living experience
 

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Is there something you owe, or are owed, that you would like to draw a line under? A sum of money, an action left undone or a word left unsaid? Or something owed to or by a third party, individual or institution?

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DEBT NUMBER MAN147

My debt is to my very best friend she has done so much for me over the years. She would not regard it as a debt and most certainly would not think of asking for paymen. to help her if ever in need

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DEBT NUMBER 3600080621
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional
OWED TO a homeless man in london (23 years ago)
OWED BY me

I ended up in January (23 years ago) living on the streets of London. I had no plan, but that was where I was going to live. I met an old man with no teeth, around a fire in an alley, he said he had come to London in his youth, an that once on the streets, it was very hard to get away. He advised me to go back to my hometown and live on the streets there, because I knew the area and had friends there. So I went back to my hometown and as a consequence was only homeless for 3-4 weeks. That man saved my life and my future.

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DEBT NUMBER
NATURE OF DEBT Financial, Social
AMOUNT ££58bn
OWED BY Pakistan

I chair the Birmingham Branch of the Jubilee Debt Campaign and Pakistan is a country we are very concerned about . It has had loans from governments, often for bad projects  or to bad people – with high interest. And then they had those floods, not to speak of war, creating more debt..It’s not just about the money – it needs a change of relationship, between the governments attitude– no bribery etc and within the country. There is a debt movement in Pakistan who say the government should not be borrowing so much, it should be raising money from its own people  - there are many who can afford to pay taxes who aren’t and who don’t pay sufficient amount of tax. 50 million people live below the poverty line, around 20% of government spending is spent on debt repayments – more than on health and education combined. We are concerned that even the money given to rebuild areas after the flood relief was in the form of high –interest loans rather than a gift. The IMF recently agreed the latest  ‘bailout’ loan, paying off reckless lenders, whilst keeping Pakistan trapped in debt. As a condition of the loans, public spending will be cut and prices for food and fuel increased. Meanwhile, richer companies and individuals continue to pay too little in tax. The people of Pakistan must be free to decide upon their own economic future – a future without the crippling burden of inherited debts and IMF-imposed conditions.

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DEBT NUMBER MAN065
NATURE OF DEBT Financial, Social

Often one takes everything that other people give to you but doesn’t give back.

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DEBT NUMBER fabrica025
NATURE OF DEBT Financial, Social

I feel a debt for experiencing the show, because i now the funding does not compensate for the time and effort invested. I'd say I feel a debt for not living a more sustainable life, being too enmeshed in the way things are and without the resources to make necessary adjustments. Living that way would be a gift to all, of sorts

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DEBT NUMBER MAN009
NATURE OF DEBT Financial, Social

Owed to myself for all the years I have not accepted you as you are in all your natural beauty. I am truly sorry. I love and approve of myself exactly as I am.

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DEBT NUMBER 360233482089
NATURE OF DEBT Ecological, Emotional, Financial, Health, time, communications, unfinished business and non coming deb ts, Social, Spiritual
OWED TO Anyone
OWED BY Anyone

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DEBT NUMBER MAN210
NATURE OF DEBT Ecological, Emotional, Financial, Health, time, communications, unfinished business and non coming deb ts, Social, Spiritual

For the loss of youth, for the absurdity of war. We owe so much

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NATURE OF DEBT Ecological, Emotional, Financial, Health, time, communications, unfinished business and non coming deb ts, Social, Spiritual

Every one of us, as unique and intact members of humanity, enters this world, owing nothing to anyone. It is only then, from that very first moment of human life, that the world we have constructed historically, decides any one of us can be a debtor. Just as each and every one of our lives was a gift, we can only honour that gift, by giving to others. We are nothing of ourselves; only hen we share the significant gifts of our living experience, do we then become truly rich, together, everyone of us, bar none

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