on this topic I will add that right now I have not finished my studies yet and only hold a part time job. When I finish my studies I'll get a full time job that pays good....
but right now and even after I get a full time job:
I have realized that most people live in debts because they spend a lot of money on stuff they don't really need or at things that they think will make them more happy.
I'm really happy living a simple life for example:
I don't often eat at fancy restaurant
I dress nice but I don't go and buy expensive clothing very often
I drive a very nice car but not that fancy
I have a family relative which is very rich but he still lives a modest life, he knows that all of the above does not make someone really happy. He enjoys the money but doesn't use it or sees it as the real source of happiness like most rich people do.
I think that most people make enough money to live good, the problem starts when the social matrix pumps up in their heads that they need all those things to be happy. As a result they start spending too much and go into debts.
Heck, I never watch commercials anymore so I don't fall into that shit mindset.
If someone had written a post in this forum, saying that he is dating a woman that isn't really beautiful or smart but she's "very nice", and say that it's ok because women don't make you happy - how would you reply to him?
I would tell such a person that he's lying to himself. Because of course he wants a better looking and smarter girlfriend. And of course it doesn't make you happy, but it doesn't mean you shouldn't have it!
I am trying here to parallel the women area to the money area, because people here have a great mindset regarding women (at least compared to the rest of the population), but when it comes to money... Then we get into a scarcity mentality. What replies would I get had I suggested we give up trying to get beautiful women, and go only for those who are "ok"?
And you know what, let's put the money aside for a moment. Sniper, in other words, you are telling us in your post that you plan to work for a living for the rest of your life (until you reach pension age... And we all know how we cannot trust the pension trusts). Why? Even if you enjoy what you do (and by knowing you through this forum, I have a hard time to believe you would be studying something you don't enjoy), why be chained to your work place? Why accept being a slave for the rest of your life? I mean, if there was an option for you to do whatever you want, wherever you want, wouldn't you take that option?
Financial programming, that's why. We were taught to go to college and get a job. The rich people are presented in books and movies as the bad people, and anyone who actually thinks he can get out of this rat race, of working for his entire life - he is branded naive and delusional. Hint - imagine what a "normal" person would say had he read The Kidd's posts. It's all programming, only you see it in one area (women) and are unaware of it in another (money).
"WHATEVER may be said in praise of poverty, the fact remains
that it is not possible to live a really complete or successful life
unless one is rich. No man can rise to his greatest possible
height in talent or soul development unless he has plenty of
money; for to unfold the soul and to develop talent he must have
many things to use, and he cannot have these things unless he
has money to buy them with....
No man ought to be satisfied with a little if he is capable
of using and enjoying more. The purpose of Nature is the
advancement and unfoldment of life; and every man should have
all that can contribute to the power; elegance, beauty, and
richness of life; to be content with less is sinful."
Wallace Wattles, "The Science of Getting Rich"
Money does not necessarily bring happiness. However, I'm sure as hell that going to work every morning, spending 40-50 hours a week for someone else's prosperity, not seeing your family and having your life depend on your boss's mood, doesn't bring you happiness either. I'm sure as hell that all the 40 year old people around the world, being fired because they are too old, are getting paid much money and there are many youngsters who want their position, don't feel really happy, not knowing how to support their family.
, wouldn't you rather to live the life you want, rather than worrying about money for the rest of your lives? What freedom is there in having a job, a boss and no chance whatsoever to get rich from it???
I hope people manage to understand my point of view, it took me a while to understand this myself. We are actually taught to be poor. And the worst thing is we are believing this sh*t.