Fear is the biggest hurdle in poverty. This is not only because a sense of lack, something perpetually put to you as evident, makes you act in ways that push reason.
But there are those that know of this fear and are only too determined to make the most of it.
They come at you with their ads and bargains, their dollar stores and discounts, their news events and threats upon the nation.
They push you and pull you and tell you that all you need to really do is go under their wise wings and everything will be alright in the end. They put pressure on you at just the right moment. Time is their greatest weapon against you. You don’t want to miss out do you? You don’t want to miss the boat! After all, these chances don’t come along often.
Bull. Can you imagine someone saying that to a salmon? You’re both creatures. You’re not missing anything.
It does cost a little more to steer away from where they want you to go at first, yes. But as people we are not that complicated. One thing I have noticed just this morning is how much better my day started by just going out for a walk. Came home, started writing into my notebook (I write on their before going digital) and had some oatmeal with blueberries. Coffee. Nothing you would really think to Instagram (some might, I know I’ve gone there too!) But like the salmon that I sort of plunked down into this little ramble, we are not that complicated a creature.
No one has all the answers. If they say they do, tell them you’re just browsing.