Most of my behaviours are old money even if I’m not (at least not by inheritance).
It’s funny because I can look incredibly poor (or be poor, who isn’t nowadays) but actually be doing okay, while you look at a lot of conspicuous middle-class habits and they try to “look expensive” or “seem affluent” and… for what?
There’s no security in it.
Wearing battered looking clothes is normal. There’s a newness bias in people who couldn’t access something before – the shiniest car, the trophy with the biggest tits, but…. why?
If you feel emptier for having that thing, why bother?
I buy most of my shoes secondhand* because I hate breaking them in. For a common example. I am not paying two grand for shoes (long leather boots, easily two) that look trashy and feel like foot binding. Does it fit is the first consideration, like whether a car’s a runner.
I happened to read recently the Queen also has her shoes broken in for her so what’s the bloody purpose of new new new? It must be a GDP incentive. How much of our lives is wasted working for things the powerful “nudge” us into doing?
Rec. the Moab 2 8″ Waterproof Tactical Combat Boots. Zero regrets, ankle support is amazing.
I think of those women who scoff at an emergency fund but have a fleet of candles that all smell the same. They still ram their “new acquisition” under my nose waiting for the obligatory female approval and assurances of how it “totally” smells different than the other four hundred and a bit like a cookie. Go to a department store and smell them for free, some of these silly women actually have a “candle budget”. At that point, make your own. Get an oil burner and use baking vanilla if you want the cookie smell for cheap. This isn’t hard. A shred of discernment and logic… not that men are better. Far from it. They buy bigger ticket items. A guy with no family doesn’t need a house. STAHP.
We’re conditioned as kids in-between cartoons to buy buy buy and it’s a steeping that’s beginning to grate on the generations that’ll never retire.
“Nudge” as a book is more about encouraging false faith in the system. I’ve read government papers admitting they use that book.
Debtor’s prisons are good, but the Jews don’t like the idea of being thrown in them, themselves. Think about it: they have 20, they “loan” 80 – that is fraud and they are in debt, (the most, out of everyone) that’s their MO thrown clean out the window and they’ll move out of any country that merely hints at bringing those in. Since their MO also relies on easy travel and escape like parasite tourism but financially.
Debtor’s prisons protect the individual (the system doesn’t need usury, it’s the stick over the carrot since people will always wanna borrow) and as an alternative, it’s anti-collectivist. The system now is pro-collectivist since most voters can squander dwindling production via forms of inflation. Debtor’s prisons are pro-individualism and this is why Europe was strongest when we had them because think about it – it’s a prison for the low IQ (who can’t do maths) and white collar psychopathic (their relatives don’t want them back, why should society?).
It’s also a eugenic force for that reason, because they’re not reproducing. How many welfare kangs would there be in America with a debtor’s prison system? Purely for child support. Vasectomy rates among the slutty would soar. We’ll have to bring them back eventually although there are council tax stories banging up** old ladies here so…. maybe just expand it. To the socialists. Two birds, one stone: they vote in gibs so they don’t have to take out personal loans and be personally responsible. Cut off that avenue.
Socialists only want to give from one pocket while taking from both of yours.
**The American use of “bang” reads…. immoral to us since it’s about slamming the hard metal prison door on someone. Nobody wants to be banged.
So if you want to fix the dysgenic situation of America, I’m just pointing out that there are non-lethal means to do so. Unlike framing for a crime, going into large debt for stupid “I wanna open a cafe” bullshit is a choice so it’s totally fair. There is more confidence in the currency when the value is taken seriously.
Better to hold the total morons accountable, the insipid “I’ll never use maths as an adult” ilk, than drain the upstanding population like a leech to fund them. Narcissists never learn unless punished. Stop the idiot bail-outs.
You’re either on the side of fair or entitled. No free rides, get off the train. They can even work from within prison now online so there’s no excuse. Stealing takes away time from someone else’s life, it’s just and fitting. Micro-murder should result in a time-out from the bread and circus of society.
Prices don’t reflect value BECAUSE of the people who belong in debtor’s prison. You pay for them.