Where did this prison come from? Our prison comes from our society and our culture. Our prison are the things that we “think” we have to do. We have to go to school, we have to go to college (and go into student debt), we have to buy a home or rent and stay in debt, we have to buy a car (more debt), we have to have children, we have to pay taxes, we have to celebrate predefined holidays – christmas, easter, valentines day,,,, and so on.
There are different levels of prisons, with some being worse then others.
The worst prison we put ourselves in, is the prison of debt
Debt is a parasite that slowly sucks the life out of its victim. But for some reason we have been taught that we should go into debt. Why does society think we should use credit cards, why should we buy a new car, why do we have to buy a fancy home, why do we have to live at the edge of our means?
If you listen to the experts on the economy, the more money people save, the worse the economy. Our economy is driven by people spending money. Spending money is what we should not be doing, we should be saving money.
We spend money, we run pout of money, we ask a bank for a loan, the bank then has control over our lives. Get behind on a car note, or house note, you can find yourself in dire straits.
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