Our lives intersect in a way that we can learn from one another.
So far, it’s been almost five years since I relocated. I have a bachelor’s degree, student loan debt (but less than most people), and live with my wife and her unemployed mother in a 100-year-old house that is in constant need of repairs. Here are the things that my wife and I have thought about while we still struggle to make ends meet after we had both been flush.
It’s the age old concept of “money can’t buy love,” and it’s true. It can’t.
As soon as I realized that what I have, in a third-world country, is something senseless, selfish and superficial, yes, but more so something praised for its self-discipline and commonalities with Mary-Kate Olsen, I stopped talking about it. I refuse to be lauded for this disorder.
You can’t eat a soccer ball.
What you earn you have to earn by showing the world that you are strong, confident, intelligent, and important.
Most people would be offended by this.
What isn’t covered in the articles on Venezuela on TC is the fact that President Maduro still has a very strong base of support and legitimacy among a broad swath of Venezuelan society.
I’d been missing this kind of faith for a long time.
Because being poor is completely within your control.