The title of today’s post may be a little harsh, but I’m not one for sugarcoating. I’m sick of people pointing the finger at someone else.
If I hear another person complain about how broke they are, I’ll probably have to do something really mean…like punch a baby dolphin in the face. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with people sharing their struggles. I do, however, have a major beef with those that complain about being broke, but do nothing to better their situation.
Don’t tell me you can’t get ahead when you still have an 800 channel cable package, a data plan for your cell phone, and a fresh pair of Nikes on . Wanna know something? You’re not broke, you’re stupid. Contrary to popular belief cable, cell phones, and NEW shoes are not necessities…THEY’RE LUXURIES!
Maybe you worked really hard, made a decent salary, used your credit cards responsibly, but got swindled by a sketchy creditor. I feel your pain, but guess what, Bad things DO happen to good people, and last time I checked, bitterness wasn’t a key to success.
If money is tight, don’t sit idly by and wait for someone (i.e. the government, your bank, or your parents) to fix your problems. You’re the only person that has full control of your life. It’s time to say goodbye restaurants, adios ESPN, and farewell tall-non-fat-caramel-macchiato-upside-down-with-a-whip-a-grip-and-a-kung-fu-twist from Starbucks. Change starts with you.
Does me telling YOU to get off your butt and DO SOMETHING make me seem harsh? Probably, but I’m done attending your pity party. Instead I invite you to take a step forward and maximize your potential.
Do you know any people that need to hear this message? People that would rather complain about being broke, over doing something about it?
Obviously this rant was not directed to people who are legitimately struggling financially, only those that have the capacity to better themselves, but choose not to.