Ever since I embarked on my journey towards Financial Freedom 3 years ago, I have been keeping a frugal lifestyle in mind so that I will not be trapped into a financial sorry situation. Even though I was financially literate by the time I finished my studies, I was realistically financially illiterate. I went from a hero graduate student to a zero net worth junkies. And then one day I had a dream. A dream that I could be successful. A dream where my time is my own. A dream where I can wake up when my body is ready, go to sleep when I am tired and never again live by schedules other than my own. I am a changed person now.
Now, we often hear people around us complaining about their financial situation. A few, we may argue, are worth a sympathy but most are plain ridiculous. We hear people complaining about how they messed up financially and how undeserving they are. We see registered and unregistered people complaining in yahoo news everyday on how incompetent is the goverment. The way they are acting is as if the goverment owes them a living. To put simply, these people are plain losers who talk more than they act. In my opinion, I don’t see how they can have time to complain every single day but yet denies having any time to earn extra income and plan their lives. It seems like all they need was our consensus sympathies.
What surprised me the most is that as I become more financially literate myself, my sense of frustration would grow upon hearing all these complaining stories. I try to empathize with their situations from time to time but at a certain point, you just know that it’s hopeless. When someone is ready to change, they will. All I can do is to advise, guide and lead by example. The rest will still be up to them to take the lead to change their lives.
What about you? Do you consider your knowledge a blessing or a curse? Does it frustrates you to hear people complaining about their financial situations all the time?