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Why I Don’t Want To Spend Your Money

If you asked me to spend my money right now, I would tell you to do what you’re doing and spend less. I believe I would have been a better person if I’d put that money into my savings account instead.

After spending money, your brain gets used up to how much money is spent, and you have less time and energy to do other things. And when we have less time and energy, it becomes harder to be a loving, caring, generous human being. What’s more, because our brains are depleted, we can’t take care of our physical and emotional needs. It becomes almost impossible to make the daily decisions we need to. That’s why we should spend our money to the extent that our body (through food, housing, clothing, medical care, and so forth) allows us to spend it.

This may seem selfish. If you have money, it’s your money to spend what you want. That’s your money to spend when you’re old and feeble, or when you’re in an accident, and you need extra money. It’s your money to spend when your parents need it, or when you need to buy food for your children. And when you die, then when you’re gone, it turns to dust and goes to the moon; and even if it doesn’t, there are already plenty of people working to help it turn into something wonderful. That’s not to say that everyone needs to waste their money. It’s important to live within our means, but it’s especially important not to waste our money. The only reason I’m not telling you to not want so much as one dollar in your pocket is because I think we often have more choice than we realize.

The thing is, that money is actually a bad resource. It’s not like when you bought a $1000 pair of boots. Sure, you get to be the richest person in the world, but you’re also gonna have to get a new pair for the same price. And it’s not like when you bought a used car that you’re in the driver’s seat, in control of the car all night long, having endless fun with it and the rest of the world is just an accident waiting to happen or a part of your past that you would rather forget. When it comes to money, we don’t own it. The best way I can explain it is to imagine you’re in a movie theater and you have the choice between paying $20 or watching a movie. The money doesn’t actually change hands. It’s the choice to pay or not to pay. If we want the money to go into our immediate future, then we should be willing to sacrifice it in the same way. Spending money in our bank accounts or using it for things that we believe we need is the only option we have in the situation we’re in right now. Why doesn’t this work when it comes to money? The answer is that our brains are not in control. Our choices don’t affect the value of money because money isn’t really a scarce resource. It’s just money. It could have any value any way, for anything. If you got $100 and spent it on a chocolate bar, then that chocolate bar has lost a dollar. Why do you care? It does make people feel more secure about what’s worth buying. But it doesn’t have the same meaning for anyone else. If we had to use this kind of currency, the value would actually start to change. It would make our decisions more valuable because we’d be seeing the entire situation as more valuable than what we already had in mind.