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Also by Thatoneduderyan+150everyone lives in a different reality, amirite?
Also by Thatoneduderyan+130Lots of people don't believe the effect of constellation on our personality, but in fact, the constellation is affecting the running of our solar system. amirite?
Also by Thatoneduderyan+165Talking birds have been around for a zillion years with their incredible talent underexploited until humans found them, amirite?
Also about Money & Economics+145Most things people have always wanted actually haven't even been on their minds for even a year, amirite?
Also about Money & Economics+123The people making IQ tests must be very smart, amirite?
Also about Money & Economics+147is it js me or have ppl been overreacting ab literature and films that contain slight bad influences lately (the goldfinch, skins, thirteen, christiane f, etc.) n other films like that that made their way onto tiktok and are now being dissected by the most oversensitive people on the internet, like tf the goldfinch can "PeRmAnEnTlY aLtEr YoUr PeRsOnAlItY iF yOu WaTcH iT uNdEr 13" i watched it when it came out at 10 and i was perfectly fine amirite?
The reason people are complaining is because all of that stuff was within their means a couple of years ago, until inflation went mad. Your money is worth less than it was, so you've effectively had a drop in pay.
Yes, people can cut back on luxuries to make up for the pay drop but of course they're going to complain about having to do so.
What you could get at groceries stores for $50 six years ago is very different than what you can get now.
While that's true, I imagine most people are making more money than they were six years ago as well.
Salaries do not go up as fast as inflation…
In my home country, minimum wage has been the same for nearly 15 years. It was raised by 50 cents/hour this year…
Salaries compared to inflation varies. Sometimes salaries do beat inflation and other times they don't. Do fyou make more or less than you did 6 years ago?
My point isn't that costs aren't more; it's just that it's mostly (but not completely) offset by rising salaries. Of course, this depends upon your profession and your geographic location.
In Canada (where I live) most peoples wages have not tracked with inflation and have actually trailed well behind especially with the inflation caused by covid affecting everything from gas, food, rent and housing etc.
"We can afford all we need, but we cannot afford all we want."
--John Henry Eden
The cost of living absolutely sucks. I'm financially well off, and I haven't eaten out in years. That doesn't justify the high cost of living
This is not an unpopular opinion, this is simply an incorrect one.
Ever considered that what people personally experience as 'fulfilling', might be different from what you experience as fulfilling? People are individuals.
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You shouldn't just be working in order to stay afloat, people work hard and should have enough disposable income to be able to enjoy themselves.
"You shouldn't just be working in order to stay afloat, people work hard and should have enough disposable income to be able to enjoy themselves."
in my country millions of people literally cant afford food and are feeding their families by means of literal charity.
My country is the United Kingdom.
I remember moving out on my own when I was 18 and it sucked. I worked two jobs and would have to save up just to have $20 in spending money. When I started considering getting a third job so that j could have some fun money, I decided that the best course of action would be to go to college and earn a degree that is in demand instead. Now that I make pretty good money, I still live like I am that broke for the most part. I give myself an allowance for fun money and put the rest into investments.
Maybe 30 percent of the people I know are terrible with money. The people that are better with money can weather the storm better. One friend gutted his house and stayed in his basement for a bit. Now its all done. He's doing fine right now. The gf told me a guy we know "didn't know he needed tires", and they're bad. The guy keeps staying at a job that makes $4/hour less than walmart. 6 months ago I looked at his tires and I would not drive on them. They were terrible. We have a spare car sitting. I put some really nice salvage yard tires on it. Like 90 percent tread. I told her to tell him he could borrow those two 16 inch tires on the back of his car because they'll probably clear his brakes. I said its better than getting killed in a car wreck. He said his car takes 17 inch tires, but he doesn't have the money. Doesnt want the rims to be mismatched. I've been that broke, it takes a lot to dig out
I don't like when people buy $4000 shoes. Show them off. Then complain they can't pay their bills for 3 months. They they whine on social media and go start a gofundme page or something.
Shouldn't the argument be about how wealthy is distributed? A minority of ppl control the majority of the money in the USA at least, leaving less than half the total distributed between the poor and middle class? I'm not arguing communism here, I don't like it, but the percentage of wealth is so disproportionate that it causes instability and ppl arguing over how money is spent
At my current job, not a single person packs lunch from home. Blows my mind.
Maybe if people weren't being pushed "beyond their means" by price gouging, rising food prices, rising rents, and absolutely stagnant wages they'd have an easier time not spending all their money?
Like, this is just statistically, economically, and mathematically incorrect and is an opinion that has only ever been put forward by people so desperate to feel superior while also licking corporate boots that they praise their own boring ass life as some grand ideal.
Lick it 🥾
You're surprised that people are complaining about having less money than before?
Are you not also annoyed by it? If not then please pay more for everything and give more tips.
This is a classic case of blaming individuals for a systemic problem. The real issue is income inequality and lack of affordable housing and healthcare.
David Ramsey, is that you?
Stupid stuff like avocados?
People are so entitled they think it's impossible. If your 20, you should have to work two jobs to afford a house or condo. You have to earn this shit. Fuck inflation, work harder or die.