posted on Dec, 26 2009 @ 11:33 AM
Well, spending money you don't have on crap you don't need to impress people who don't care is no way to go through life, to paraphrase an old
I have lots of sympathy for people down on their luck who can'T find a job or afford the basics, or are dragged down by certain types of loans like
for health or education that just never worked out.
I have ZERO sympathy for "Mr. and Mrs. Too-Much-House" who are weeping in their cheerios because they can't get a new granate countertop for their
Chinese-drywalled, poorly made "investment house" that is now 50% underwater. This is exactly the kind of garbagy, greedy, short-sighted thinking
that got us in this mess to begin with and will take years to unravel. It's not Bush's fault, it's not Obama's fault, it's not Bernanke's fault
(although all these people made the problem worse)...ultimately its the greed, piggish shallowness, and materialism of the US public who is to blame
for "problems" like this. You want something, then save for it. Period. Otherwise work on curbing your desires themselves...its a lot cheaper and
more mentally healthy. You won't find me weeping for a bunch of ex-fratboys in Dockers with a double-digit number of credit-cards and an 8,000-dollar
flash-fry grill in the back yard who used to swagger around a few years ago because they finally felt like they'd "made it."
Maybe the silver lining in this mess is more people will discover what really matters in life...family, friends, community, tradition, mind and
spirit, healthy bodies and minds, and so on.