a reply to: lavatrance
. Having to raise and spend a certain amount of money every month can suck. Especially since illness, injury, natural disasters, and
other emergencies don't change the deadlines for those bills.
. Life is much easier when you only have to worry about yourself. But once you get others that literally need you to survive, all
of your actions can have unintended consequences (and stress).
3. Increasing cost of personal lifestyle
. As we increase our income, our expectations for life tend to increase. As in, a 16yr old kid w/$20 to
his name will rapidly increase his expenditures once he gets his first job. As he grows older and gets his first $30,000/yr job, his expenditures and
lifestyle will again increase substantially.
So who happens if he gets a new job at $50,000/yr? Will he keep his current lifestyle and pocket the extra $20,000 (pre-tax)? Probably not. His
expenditures and lifestyle will likely increase even more. This cycle tends to happen even when people get small raises. And the stress of knowing
we'll have to abandon that lifestyle adds to the perceived problems.
4. Legal age
. A lot of the fun things you could do for free as kids may not fly as an adult. For instance, kids may able to get away with
sneaking onto private land to hang out, sneak into a community pool after hours, or loiter behind a store while listening to music. But as adults,
that's a trespassing charge if you're lucky enough not to get shot. lol
Not to mention, kids typically get to enjoy the cheap or free "fruits" of the community's labor. But as adults, we're expected to contribute by being
"productive citizens", pay our own way, & fend for ourselves. Oh yeah, and we tend to get health issues as we age. Those issues can be expensive,
painful, and stop us from enjoying some of the free things in life (like hiking nature trails, playing sports at the local park, etc).
12-6-2016 by enlightenedservant because: (no reason given)