What My World's Like

“I’m supposed to be rich because I have expensive taste.”

Nov
27

Um…no.  It’s called “living beyond your means” and takes the form of all kinds of debt. 

What it means is that you’ve bought into the con and given in to greed.

So I decided.  But don’t be upset…I’m currently guilty and working on being innocent of this. 🙂

5 Responses to “I’m supposed to be rich because I have expensive taste.”

  1. i’m starting to think you’re a little harsh
    …reminds me of myself

  2. No, I don’t think it’s harsh. We live in a culture that from the earliest ages of childhood socializes to want, want, want, and not only is that perfectly fine, but that our wants are actually needs. It is greed. We don’t want to call it that because it may be all that we know, but that’s exactly what wanting incessantly is: greedy.

  3. i think it’s harsh because sometimes QUALITY is something that people consider when they buy something. We are all consumers- period. Period. Unless we all go live in the woods and eat off of grass and even then, we’re going to need a way to maintain that life. Because one person can’t be solely responsible for things like collecting food, protecting the family and whatever other survival skills that life would call for, then it is likely that some exchange of service would be neccessary. In this “natural” world, it could be the exchange of goods but in this “modern” world it is money and goods! Which is why i think you are a little harsh because you are accusing all of us of greed and to some degree stupidity- we’ve “bought” into this thing… no- SOME people are surviving and SOME people are just living. as i stated sometimes it is not about greed, it could be about wanting a quality product in this consumer world.
    for example- our whole conversation about me going to wild oats regardless of how much more costly it is- that could be consider greed on one hand. i mean- neither one of us have the means (if i recall our conversations clearly) but it could also be considered the desire for quality in this consumeristic (not a word- but you get what i’m saying) world.

  4. Good point. What I was referring more to though wasn’t just living outside of your means. There’s a whole class called “the working poor.” They aren’t necessarily going out and splurging on everything so much as, like you pointed out, trying to make it.

    I’m talking about the people who DO splurge on everything instead of some things and write it off as God’s will for them to be finanially astute because of their tastes.

    I exceed my budget when it comes to the food I eat because it’s medicine and drugs at the same time. Do I “save” money on the front end and feed myself posions, or do I “indulge” and buy REAL food? Obviously, that’s not really a precarious situation for me. I’m not going to kill myself by saving money only to spend it on health care to remedy the ails created by my diet. The conversation we had was totally not in sync with this post…neither of us act like we’re balling. We just choose to eat real food, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. I’d never condemn that…unless of course, you made your kids forgo necessities so you could eat healthy while they ate crap. 😉

  5. While we are taking on the topic of “I’m supposed to be rich because I have expensive taste.” : What My World’s Like, “paying it forward.” You’ve heard of that, haven’t you? If not, do a internet search for it and you will see what I mean.

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