Lacking the Discipline to Save

With a tighter budget than I’ve had in years, I’ve had to look carefully at my spending and begin making cuts. Painful cuts, I tell you, painful! This is the first time in recent memory that I can recall having an Internet service that isn’t digital cable so now that I’m looking at DSL Internet in CT, I’m starting to wonder if all these self imposed financial restrictions are going to be worth it. I’m definitely looking to save more money and I am, without a doubt, actually finally getting to the point where I can do that but losing out on services like this is not something I was aiming for.

Then again, it’s all about sacrifice isn’t it? That’s what saving money means. That you have to cut back on some things and not other things. I can freely admit that I am not exactly the best at doing that. Ever since I was a kid I ad a lot of money because of my family and neither of my parents were the kind of people who put that sort of financial discipline on the list of things to teach their kids. My brothers and sisters are just as awful with saving money.

Maybe one day we’ll really learn what it means to make sacrifices but I have a feeling that my family is always going to be lacking in that. It’s certainly not exactly what I would wish for but it’s the fact of life; we’re not the best people. When you have as much money as we do you experience a sort of disconnect with the rest of reality. Things just don’t take on as much meaning as they might if you have less money – I’ve had less and I know exactly what it means.

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