Econ 101

I am beginning to wonder if the media is responsible for most of the economic hardships that people are having.  They are directly responsible for people thinking they can afford all of the stuff we know we can’t afford.  They are directly responsible for putting a negative doomsday spin on everything that comes out.  They are directly responsible for reporting every rotten and horrid story and not reporting anything positive or good these days.  Hmmm…I wonder why people are so depressed and not wanting to spend money?  Maybe because they think the world is coming to an end soon and there is no point! 

We at our house have decided to downsize everything.  We are giving the basics a go and we are surviving just fine!  As for pumping money back into the economy to stimulate it – I don’t think so!  Things can not be that bad when on a Saturday two weeks ago we were in Grand Forks and went to eat lunch at the Golden Corral, we could barely find a seat.  Not to mention when we left there was a line waiting to get in all the way out the door. 

I think we need to just plain start being sensible about what we are watching, listening to and buying.  We don’t need every new thing that comes out.  Our kids do not need every video game or action figure or motorized toy that you can find!  They need love and guidence and sunshine!  Beyond that something new should be a treat not expected! 

Rememer they can only play with so much stuff at one time and the rest just sits and waits for it’s turn.  It’s really no wonder why there are so many kids with attention problems.  We shove so many video games and so many toys at them to keep them busy while we as adults are trying to just live our own lives.  Well why did we become parents?  We need stop being so selfish and get with the program!  Get back to the basics and get back to God!


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