nietzsche wrote: Phatscotty wrote: nietzsche wrote:
Phatscotty wrote:many people who live paycheck to paycheck waste most of their money.
For many I think it's a life choice.
Up to that point it was accurate, except they don't waste it, jut decide to spend it in whatever they like in the moment.
that's waste if you ask me. That fly-by-night attitude can only be enjoyed at the expense of the future. when all of a sudden you get a flat tire or miss a day of work on your check, if you have a rich mommy and daddy to give you/borrow you money, then I can understand all that. Many do not have that option though, and they are either forced to learn the value of money and how to manage it as best they can, or they give up and prescribe themselves a victim, and that can justify a lot more bad decision making other than "living in the moment"/surrendering to every impulse.
I'd say your hate towards those with that attitude comes from a fear of being in that position. If it was a healthy drive towards saving for a rainy day, you wouldn't need to be talking about them, you'd just go about your day happily knowing that you are doing what you want.
And I say that because I'm of a similar disposition, well, my whole family is, and I was raised that way, but then something happens, and you realize it's not worth it to be saving all that money cause you'll die anyway. What it's more important that saving is investing in yourself so that you can have a big enough income that even though rainy day comes, you can recover.
Hate is always a front for fear.
It's not hate. Lulz. I don't deny fear though, I am human. It's what we do with out fear that matters.
You are right and you are wrong, and I do agree with your premise that's living c2c is not necc a bad thing, it's when it impacts other people that it becomes a problem. If it were true that people suffered the consequences of their own actions and reaped the benefits of their own risks/work/time, then yes I would not have a single care in the world how smart or foolishly a person spends their money. it's none of my business and they are free to do what they want...
but, when I am forced to pay for other peoples foolish mistakes, and I believe that only encourages them to continue making more and bigger mistakes, yes I have a problem and as a taxpayer I have a right to say "this is BS, it's not helping anyone, it's actually hurting them and enabling poor decision making"
IE, people make poor decisions when someone else is picking up the tab.
"I want you to remember that, to remind you to stay out of my way. In all the years to come, in all your most private moments, I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you."