One of the saddest realities about the modern North American working people is that they spend a lot of time at work. Granted they don’t spend the 14 – 18 hours per day working for a days wage like they used to, but they still work an awful lot compared to most of the westernized world.
The problem isn’t great ambitions. People – in many cases – don’t work so much because they want to or are working towards something, but rather because they have to.
It is always blamed on low wages and the high cost of living. All of which plays a role, but none of which are the real problem. So what is the problem?
As the old saying goes: it’s not how much you earn, but how much you save.
One would think that all this hard earned money goes to is shelter and food, but it again isn’t accurate. The average American spends well over a hundred dollars a month just on entertainment. You know how far an extra hundred dollars a month can go? A LONG ways.
A survey done in the early two thousands concluded that 90% of household bankruptcies could have been prevented with an extra one hundred dollars per month. Isn’t that sad?
The cost of living is so high because of the expensive lifestyle we tend to live. For example: Instead of sitting for hours unend in front of the TV, watching cable while indulging on buttery popcorn the fancy new popcorn machine (you just bought) popped, or playing the new video game we just bought, why not do what our parents and grandparents used to do? Things like visiting friends for some good laughs, going for an extended walk, etc?
Not only are those healthier alternatives, they are more pocket friendly as well.
What’s amazing though is – once people get into the habbit of going out instead – they soon have a healthier view of the world around them and consequently are more productive all around. This almost always results in them earning more as well.
So, do yourself a favor and get out. Learn to love the outdoors again!