I had realized something a long time ago but remembered again recently. While registering for a PayPal account, I spotted something. A feature read that it was a good source of making payments for online shopping. Why this statement stood out to me was simple, in this world we live in there are always so many mediums in which we are told we can spend our money. Sometimes to even earn money from a venture you are required to spend some money. Money that some don’t even have. A good example of this would be WordPress and paid blogging before you start earning from your blog.
Everyone is always suggesting new ways for us to spend. It was ironical because the reason I was opening an account in the first place was as a means to earn money from the internet especially via foreign sources when possible. I was not interested in going on a foreign online shopping spree.
Nobody really teaches us how to get money to spend really, but society knows how to tell us of the various ways we can spend. Constantly we are bombarded with adverts of several different products. New products are created everyday as well, non stop. There is always a way in which a product can ‘change’ our mundane lives according to people of the marketing world , but most don’t really care if our lives get better, as long as they earn those crisp notes.This is why today , we have a lot of frustrated youths, the images of the numerous things they can buy contradicts to the level if information of how to generate wealth for themselves.
How to solve this problem?
Really I don’t know how such problem can be solved at large in this society. But I do know that individually we have power to resist whatever. We should strive to teach and learn how to gain financial independence rather than pursue the latest spending fads then complain on ‘the lack of money’. Our spending power should match the level of our financial freedom.
Just my thoughts
As the world advances, people increasingly fall into a pit of loneliness. Human contact has washed away to meaningless interactions. The social media world has inspired people to present a fake version of themselves. Loneliness happens when the true self has been ignored or hidden in the shadows for too long. The people pleasing masks worn creates a vacuum in our souls that longs to be filled.
The cure for loneliness is ourselves. It begins within. In order to be free from it, learning to love our real selves is necessary. Not the one forcefully presented on Instagram,or the fake one that we show family and friends. It is the hidden self which was long avoided. Being comfortable and at ease with ourselves is the cure for loneliness. Our fears and love which makes us real must be acknowledged in order to be free. It is a journey of self finding.
Meditation, soul searching and spiritual awakening is needed.We must ask-what makes us us? For ourselves we must see the composition of which our souls are formed. If we can be at peace with our real selves, we will not be lonely. We will be filled with light and love. Those that are truly meant for us will remain attracted to that light.
Happiness would become a familiar concept when you know yourself.