When you don’t have any money, making a shopping-list seems more like a wishlist. Kansa and I had to learn to prioritize our needs much like a triage nurse must pick who sees the doctor first according to the urgency of the need. But education builds on its self.
When we were learning to talk, odds are that most of us did not hit the ground running. We stumbled over our words and pointed when we couldn’t figure out what the word for something was and someone was there to tell use what that word was that we needed. Failure is part of learning. No one mocks a child when he or she mispronounces a word, because the failure is expected. So why do educators feel that it is right to stunt a child’s vocabulary by not using the bigger words in the child’s reading materials? Isn’t part of learning to read, building the child’s vocabulary? Well if the child is not exposed to the bigger words, how is that child going to compete in the real world?
The same goes for an adult learning to shop. We are going to buy things we don’t need or could have used less of. This blog is more about surviving when times are tough than anything. It is easy to feel good about something when everything is going your way, but even Jesus fell to his knees and begged for his father to take to cup from him. The best advise is to stay the course, don’t let your addictions force you to put money into it rather than on you families dinner table. Pay the bills as they come so your debt can still be managed and thank God for all that you have and even what you don’t.
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