Anonymous asked: I always tend to have a problem on saving money, especially for something I want in the near future, any tips and advice?!
The easiest way to save money? Delete all of your social networks. Delete your facebook, delete your instagram, and spend less time on here (tumblr). It sounds harsh but it is the cold reality. Most of the money that we spend isn’t on us, we spend our hard earned paychecks on other people. Now you may not physically buy other people things, but if you bought something in order to impress other people then it then it technically doesn’t belong to you…It belongs to your ego, which identifies itself based on the opinions of other people. My question to whoever reading this; How much money would you spend if you didn’t have anyone to impress? Usually we want what other people want. We want what society tells us we should want. The unspoken lie that we’re told through commercials, that if we buy a certain product or achieve a certain goal then all of our problems would magically go away. Whole economies and civilizations have been destroyed by the same lie.
The most extreme example is the Spaniards and the Aztecs/Incas. The Spaniards who were obsessed with rare minerals spent more money on voyages and conquests than they actually profited in gold. It took killing entire civilizations to realize that they would never find the “City of Gold”. The whole journey was a fool’s errand to begin with. Even if they did find El Dorado down in south america, that discovery would have been eclipsed by the next conquest for power. Every genocide in history from Caesar and the people of Gual, to Hitler and Jews….were built off the lie of fulfillment. Millions of people have died or were enslaved on the conquest to happiness and freedom..Which is ironic. It is the promise of happiness that people want, its not the actual “getting it” that is important. Often those people who actively seek happiness outside themselves, never actually obtain it..What they obtain is a superficial form self-esteem. Its a negative form of self-esteem because they’re only happy once they “get” something…They only feel good when they have something that everyone else will envy them for. See definition of Conspicuous consumption.
We live in a consumerism based economy which feeds off the negative self-esteem of its citizens. We’re slaves to our lifestyle. If you were absolutely happy with yourself then you wouldn’t need to buy anything besides the necessitates in order to live. A man or a woman with high self-esteem poses a threat to every corporation in America, why? Its because that person realizes that they don’t need anything that society has to offer in order to feel good about themselves, And it is true…You don’t need anything in order to be a happy person, you just believe you do. There is no such thing as an happy consumer, there is only a satisfied consumer…and satisfaction by definition is temporary, its an illusion. People are only happy with their IPhone 5s until the IPhone 6 comes out. Billions of dollars are made each year by making people feel inferior. Inferiority is another form of insecurity. A man who feels that he is inferior will do everything in his power to be recognized by those he feels are superior- or to be accepted into the cool crowd. An unpopular high school student is a gold mine for many corporations, because they know that kid is going to spend whatever it takes to be noticed. So the answer to saving money is to eject yourself out of the system totally. The longer you spend looking at shit you can’t afford, the more unhappy you’re going to be with yourself in the long run. You don’t need anything in the near future, you only think you do… Chances are that whatever you get in the future is going to be eclipsed by something else that you want in order to feel good about yourself. When does that cycle end?
May God bless you.