Your budget is NOT their budget.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
I see this all the time. A lot of people venting that they want to eat healthier but they are highly concerned about the costs. Then there are those people who say they could afford it if they "wanted to."
I find it kind of disgusting to be honest. If someone feels they don't make much but they find a way, that is awesome but they never think that there are people who could make significantly less than them. Or they tell people to save but after some people pay rent/mortgage and bills, there is nothing left for them to save. It doesn't mean they don't work hard but not everyone's work is valued the same, unfortunately.
Also, some people say it's the same money you spend on junk. Wrong. Sometimes, people buy processed food instead of unprocessed because it's sadly cheaper. They are not buying a bunch of junk food like chips, candy, and soda.
I know I have to put this here because if I don't, someone will make a comment. Someone might write that the they make x amount a year (insert low income here) and they lost x amount of lbs. If you are tempted, please read the title because you missed the entire point.
I think so many people quit because they are venting and just want some encouragement or suggestions and instead people are snarky and they think they know it all when they are in fact, clueless.
Instead of "You could afford it if you wanted to.", how about: "It's a challenge but what I do is....."
Or "This recipe is affordable and makes x amount of servings and feeds x amount of people."
Positive suggestions are going to be much more productive.
Some people talk about "Shopping their pantries." :)
Why are people shaming people for struggling? That is wrong on so many levels.
I know a lot of people will disagree and any snarky comments will be deleted.
You budget is not anyone else's budget. People can have a smaller "shoestring", so keep that in mind. Most people don't.