Beginning out in the world, it is easy to succumb to the material world and the way it is glorified. When we look at billboards, magazines, or commercials we are often bombarded with materialism.
Everywhere we turn there is someone trying to persuade and sell something that we might have, might need, or something we don’t have any interest in.
It often surprises me that people give in so easily and they let their mind’s get hijacked by materialism and useless purchasing of multiple things, thinking that this stuff that they purchase will bring instant happiness. Many people throw money away purchasing things that end up picking up dust or breaking down because they hold little quality value.
I realize that some people have an addiction to endless purchasing, and this often leads to an excess of things that are not necessities. In order to create change, some people just have to learn to break free from marketing gimmicks and the flaws hidden behind them. Also it is important to build up purchasing awareness.
I find it surprising when people spend credit for things that hold high value today. Many times these same items can often be purchased at a lower cost tomorrow, next month, or the next year if you are able to snoop out the right deals.
I happen to be very thankful for technology, since it has lead to advancement and made lives easier. Also not to mention, technology has made our lives more fun because of all the entertainment that it gives people at their fingertips. Despite the power and wealth of information that these material goods and technology provides us with, it is important to not get carried away.
With all the material excess, our society loses certain skills and develops a purchaser mindset rather than developing by building and making things. When our society continually purchases and buys to the point where we put ourselves in large amounts of debt, this leads to consequences.
Due to the fact, that our world is reaching a point where we are sucking resources dry in order to fulfill the requests of consumers, we are doing damage as a result. Many times we all fall victim to causing harm, especially when using things in excess or taking resources away from other countries and leaving them dry as a result.
If we are to progress and maintain the world through harmony we all need to play our part. By developing a game-plan of using less and letting go of material things that we don’t necessarily need in our day-to-day lives, we begin to make steps in the right direction.
It is crucial to develop frugal habits and financial wisdom. If you can develop the ability to differentiate between your purchasing options and use your basic knowledge to make the right investments you can live to your fullest potential and YOU CAN defeat the odds.
Life often throws many objects at people, quite literally, but if you can find a way to prosper with the simple gifts that life provides you, there will always be room to flourish. Let go of the things that don’t matter and find ways to appreciate the people and the world around you.
Focus less on things and more on people and re-designing your life in an optimal way. Soak in nature and the beauty of the world. Life’s too short to get caught up in the material world full of glitz and glamour.