Habits of the Wealthy
In recent years, the idea that poverty is a consequence of specific thinking became quite popular. While this assumption has some scientific background, the reality is not so simple. After all, you can hardly get out of poverty simply by developing the so-called habits of the wealthy.
Recently, a friend of mine scolded me for reusing grocery bags to take out the trash. Supposedly this is a sign of “poor thinking”. But is it so?
Habits of the Wealthy
We talked a lot about making money and using it rationally. In general, she largely agreed with me. Indeed, the secret of success lies in the efficient distribution of funds. But she was annoyed all the time that I use the word “saving”. She said: “Never-ending savings set you up for poverty. People get used to constantly saving, and therefore they live in poverty. ”
She said that it is difficult to save money, it takes too much effort. Go shopping for a longer distance, a constant search for good deals, and so on. My friend believes that it’s much easier to spend this energy on improving your income level.
I believe that such an approach speaks not of wealth, but the narrow-mindedness. When the appearance of some things or even abstract concepts become more important than their essence.
Of course, the opinion makes sense, but her words are extreme.
I disagree that you shouldn’t save. Indeed, earning and saving are equally effective. They complement each other wonderfully.
It seems to me that there are no “habits of the wealthy” and “habits of the poor”. There is simply a rational use of funds and a waste of money for the sake of fake glamour.
Of course, I won’t go to the other part of the city, because vegetables are 2 cents cheaper there. But if I can reuse the bag I already bought to take out the trash, then it’s no problem for me.
Nevertheless, recently, I just stopped buying grocery bags. Now I always carry a foldable tote bag with me. And I do this not for the sake of saving money, but just because it’s a simple way to help the environment.
You don’t have to buy only the most expensive things if you want to live a good life. The important thing is to be able to meet your basic needs and find an opportunity for personal growth.