The noise has stopped
Fragrance of pain has been erased
As I trace the origin of my past
My finger, drawing figures in the sand
The cooing of the birds above me
As I try to follow the rhythm of the water
Which tries to mimic the swaying of the trees and leaves
Will you be of help to me today?
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
The ability to develop certain features to withstand different environments and conditions.Every living creature adapts.This is a skill all humans possess.In animals and plant life,the features are more physiological,while in people they are of a psychological/behavioral kind.
I have found out the answer I was searching for.What makes particular people in humanity trive and survive?Like most great answers,it is very simple.Adaptation.This is what influences growth.It makes a millionaire rich and it has the same driving force that enables the same millionaire to have no problem being one,even when all wealth is taken away.
When there are hardships learn how to adapt to it.When you are struggling with lack of money,adapt and grow.When money comes,get used to the flow and spend accordingly.Adaptation is an important life force.We are starting to forget this power we have inside of us due to recent occurrences.A constant rememberance is necessary to use our inbuilt magic worker.
I long for space
Where I can go be myself
Not contain what I truly feel,who I truly am
I crave for that longing to belong in someplace
Where I will be called a friend
And treated like a member
I want to be understood
To see someone hear me speak
And really listen
Nodding repeatedly without saying a word
Or much worse a criticism
A silent “I understand”
A simple approval
Transcends complexities, Community,communication,
I seek for a space
“Cheap fabrics,cheap meals”
“I deserve more than this!”
But what did you do for yourself?
Did you go out to work
Rather than sit and complain
Daydreaming of gold and silver
Craving for the riches of the earth
Even when it stared at you in the mirror
The underestimation of what you can do yourself
Without the nagging and begging
Or waiting for a guilty meal ticket
You deserve more,
only when you give more, in talent and practicality