• Flying SquidM
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    273 months ago

    I go out for a chai latte sometimes and bring my daughter with me to get a smoothie. Fuck people who think everyone else should cut back on this shit. Just because you’re not wealthy doesn’t mean you don’t deserve the occasional nice treat to make your life a little less dismal.

    • @[email protected]
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      33 months ago

      I don’t know avout deserving, cutting back is just something many do to make ends meet. If you have the money for tea and smoothies then I don’t see what the issue for anyone would be.

      • Flying SquidM
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        33 months ago

        You can cut back to make ends meet, which we do, and still get the occasional thing to make your life not shit 100% of the time. Would we do better financially if we didn’t do the occasional thing to make us happy? Sure. Why though?

        • @[email protected]
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          23 months ago

          Spending money doesn’t make me happy. It might be the good coffee or spending time with my friends in a cafe that was the thing making me happy. So for me it’s not a fight about doing things that make me happy vs not. I usually try to find another way to be happy, like buying good coffee to make at home and so on for things I try to cut back from.

          Would we do better financially if we didn’t do the occasional thing to make us happy? Sure. Why though?

          That’s what I’m wondering too. If you can afford those things and they make you happy, who thinks you don’t deserve them or thinks you shouldn’t do them?

          • Flying SquidM
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            53 months ago

            The people who say that you’ll be more financially successful if you don’t buy coffee or have avocado toast or do anything else that might give you pleasure that involves purchasing anything at all.

            Also, I’m not sure how you get ‘the good coffee’ without spending money on it. Even if you make it at home, you have to buy the coffee.

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              23 months ago

              The people who say that you’ll be more financially successful if you don’t buy coffee or have avocado toast or do anything else that might give you pleasure that involves purchasing anything at all.

              I can’t say I’ve met those people. I guess you could save money that way but of course spending less doesn’t make you earn more or something.

              Also, I’m not sure how you get ‘the good coffee’ without spending money on it. Even if you make it at home, you have to buy the coffee.

              Saving money isn’t just about spending 0$ on something but spending less