Why Poor People Get Bored
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Though being poor can get boring fast, it does not have to be the end of fun.
Everyone is surrounded by consumer items.
Money is used to represent tangible wealth, trade goods, and gold. Before money humans bartered for commodities. Material wealth and consumer goods are the product of labour. Someone one must produce these these things, and if you want something done you can do it yourself or you can pay someone else, but either way it takes work.
Some people who are poor have suffered through unemployment only to find a very low paying job. Moreover, if you are one of the very unlucky who is critically poor then your job many not pay enough to for you to have a home and buy food. There are people in the world who work sixteen hour days and cannot afford anything more luxe than substandard housing, and they especially cannot afford a trip to the cinema or a wild night out. If you are unfortunate enough to live in a sprawling American town a low wage job can feel like a hand pushing your face in the mud. Going to work every day can be very stressful, because gas prices can leave you stranded quickly, unless you find a reliable bike or bus route.
Though being poor can get boring fast, it does not have to be the end of fun, try going outside and enjoying nature. Animals don't need money, and chances are you can also survive and thrive on very little or no money; if it is experience you crave, then the outdoors can provide it. The library is also a great place to go for cheep entertainment, and it can be habit forming. If the price of gas is getting you down, try learning to ride an efficient motorcycle. Just because you are poor, does not mean that you cannot have a little fun; it only means that you need to be more creative.
Shasta Fox, Contributor: Shasta Fox is a human being who loves the written word. She was born in North Dakota and has spent a great deal of time alone in nature. In the woods, walking the the desert, and along the California coast, in deep meditation she has learned to silence the mind. (more...)