I despair as yet another email telling me I could be owed thousands lands into my inbox. Yes I understand that the banks took the Mick with some of their charges, but why does everyman and its dog jump on the bandwagon to make more money out of you? And its not just the odd email from one company its lots of emails from lots of companies all claiming they are the best.
As a nation we really do seem to be just money orientated. We seem not to do anything unless there is a money goal of some sort. What happened to doing things for people just because we can? Why is so much in life measured in money or possessions? Does owning the latest car, gadget and gizmo really make people that much happier than those who don’t have the latest car or gadget. Are people really that much happier having the finest things in life? To me this whole attitude of keeping up with the Jones and needing materialistic things to make us happier is just creating a world of falsehood. The more possessions, bigger homes and larger cars may make you happy for a short while but then you have to up your earnings to maintain the lifestyle you are creating. Have less and it takes a lot less to maintain, leaving you more time and energy and less stress to enjoy your life and the people in your life.
I may not have the best of everything but I make the most of what I have got and money doesn’t rule my life. Have you ever wonder why all the coffee plastic lids have a warning that the beverage is hot although it is obvious it is hot when you grab it? Well… it all comes from a lawsuit. Who would have thought of suing a company for serving hot coffee? Well I’m sure someone in the States… I’m not sure how injury compensation in the UK works and don’t know if I could become a millionaire because I paper-cut my finger when using some envelopes or because a colleague spilt his cup of tea on top of me by accident.
I think it is time we assume our responsibility, maybe if we went around with our eyes a bit more open and not constantly doing 2 or 3 things at once we would notice things more. If you were texting and driving and hit another car… get ready, you are in trouble but if you were the one texting and driving that got hitting by another car… don’t look for excuses. Of course, it was an accident things should get out of hand and end up in the court but I have had enough with blaming others! Wake up people, open your eyes and smell the fresh coffee and be responsible for your own acts. Live your life like a “good person” and enjoy what you have because you have honestly earn it.