I've thought about writing this post for some time and just decided to go ahead and do it.
What has happened to our society where wants come before needs. Yes we need a place to live, food to eat and clothes to wear.
I see and hear of young and old alike living way beyond their needs. Before I go any farther yes I have things that I could live without BUT I did not purchase these items when I had commitments that needed paid or done.
I have always taken care of my needs the best I could and if their was a want it came AFTER the needs. I see way too many who take care of their wants before they take care of their needs. Where as a society have we gone wrong? We need to live within our means, take care our bills before we take care of our wants. Pay for things with cash instead of plastic unless it is an absolute emergency don't use plastic. If you must use plastic pay it off as soon as possible.
We need to learn to work for the things we get, no one owes you anything. I worked with a gentleman once who said the employer "owed it to him". Guess what that person no longer has a job with that company and has been unemployed for almost 2 years. His attitude finally caught up with him and he was let go. I don't wish that on anyone but remember no one owes you anything, you need to work for everything you get.
I am in my sixties and have finally came to a point in my life where I can afford "wants" but I limit them still. I purchase almost all my clothes secondhand, I buy at least 95% of everything I purchase when I find it on sale. I grow what I can and then preserve it and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Do I expect everyone to agree with me, no. This is my blog and I just needed to vent.