Everything is about money…I am not going to say “these days”, because in all honesty, for many people it has always been about money.
How much they have. How much they spend. How much they don’t have. How much they wish they had.
Money is everywhere. We go to work to earn money to survive. To pay all our bills. To make it through the month. The year…this life.
We buy buy buy and then wonder why we don’t have anything to save at the end of the month. Where does it all go?
There are many jokes about money at what people do with it…and I have recently come to the conclusion that I will never be money rich. And I don’t want to be money rich.
I get a pittance of a salary. I live in a small apartment. I barely make it to the end of each month without stressing the last week that I need to pay rent, or buy food or pay for my medicine. I do not have money. And I don’t care.
Sure, I would love to be able to save up some money, I would love to be able to not stress about money and I would love to be able to say: I am finally earning what I am worth.
Life doesn’t work out that way…at least mine doesn’t seem to be working out that way! When I left university and started working, I had a much different idea of where I was going to be at this point in my life. Firstly I thought that I would be still married…but that does not seem to be the case! Then, I thought that I would at least be able to do more than just survive every month. Maybe even have a little nest egg… Think again!
But something did happen…I got over it! I got over trying to “impress” people with what I wear, where I live, that I don’t have a car and where I buy my food. I really do not care.
Not caring has resulted in me being a hell of a lot happier…and less stressed!
I work in an environment where it is all about looks and selling and branding and creating a false sense of who/what you are. It is the world of advertising after all.
But I refuse to let that get to me. In the same way that I refuse to let what others earn or do not earn get to me. I don’t care about how much money you make! If you are a good person, you are a good person. If you are an asshole, you are an asshole and no amount of money is going to cover that up!
I am no longer impressed with titles, cars, clothing, expensive gifts and so called “status”.
Being a good, kind human being is all that matters to me. Being a happy person is all that matters to me. Being real is all that matters to me.
SO…in conclusion: I probably earn 1/3 of what you do…but I am happier now than what I have ever been! I have learned how to live within my means and that…is an achievement that I am proud of!