If a person’s expenditure is less than their income, they can relax and focus upon life’s delights.
Without wanting to sound like an annoying advert for the Tesco food emporium, every penny matters. A bucket with holes in needs to be refilled at a faster rate than it leaks. The lower the water level in the bucket, the less holes are leaking – due to the fact that not all the holes are on the very bottom of the bucket! The more water in the bucket, the more water is pushed out the holes.
Solution? Spend less and find equalibrium. Work to fill specific holes in your life. There is a finite amount of this ‘water’ (money or resources) in the world too, so the more ‘water’ someone takes the less is available for others. I see why they refer to liquidity in economics.
‘Consumerism’ is like a “dis-ease”, creating unsustainable living conditions and misery for millions. We all need to stop spending so much!
- Go out without money or plastic cards in your pocket.
- Set budgets and limits.
- Stop using shopping as a way to feel happier.
- Focus upon nature’s beauty which is free.
- Entertain yourself.
- Experience “going without”.
- Stop buying on credit!!!
The day after writing this blog, I read an article on the BBC website about the coming “Eco Crunch”.
This is an article close to my heart, since it is plain for all to see that we are using global resources too fast, living beyond our means and beyond the planet’s capacity to sustain this over consumption. We face bankrupcy on a global scale if we do not take action now. 6 billion actions, starting now – and not stopping until we are back in credit.
Do or die, I say.