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Forum Post: Could Silly Americans Finally be Saving Their Money??!!

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 3, 2012, 6:11 a.m. EST by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL
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It looks like Americans are finally starting so save some of their money. This is a very small step, but a very important step towards getting us back to reality, on our own terms.

For years we have watched as our fellow man take out credit cards for silly purchases. And we have watched the people spend every last dime of every paycheck on frivolous goods.

Could it be that we are finally learning?

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-08-02/inexplicable-american-consumer-rebelling

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[-] 1 points by Shule (1976) 2 years ago

Silly, Americans don't save money, except for those who are not stupid.

[-] 1 points by BetsyRoss (-744) 2 years ago

Smart Americans always have. It's how many of them became "wealthy".

[-] 1 points by NLake72 (510) 2 years ago

I have invested everything I own in 50 gallon drums of jellybeans. One day I'll be the last guy in a sea of refugees that still has jellybeans. I'll be a God.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28185) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Be sure to store them in a cool dry place - divine to be. {:-])

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (6587) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

And well on your way to being one of the next generations' 1%er's. ;-)

[-] -1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

haha

[-] 1 points by Gillian (1842) 2 years ago

Perhaps but it won't be long before Americans are once again assured that all is well and tempted to spend once again by the shinannigans of corporate America. We are a culture of extremes, not one that enjoys living in the security of stillness. We push the envelope on everything whether it's public or personal safety, the heavy hand of regulation to no regulation, windfalls to sheer poverty, ingesting toxins until we become terminally ill...and so on. We are what psychiatrists would label as ' borderline personality' - always maintaining an ' all or nothing' mindset and unable to function in the middle of the two which requires a lot of commonsense- something that seems to be lacking today.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28185) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Nice comment - Deep.

So - I hope - In Compliment:

The Individual as well as Society/World needs to find a center of being - a wholeness a completeness a certain and stable maturity.

We ( humanity ) must learn to enjoy a moment as it happens to it's fullest even to epiphany - and then we must let it go. We must not try to capture that moment and hold it so that it can't escape - no we need to enjoy it fully and let it go - and understand that there will be other moments to enjoy - we need to learn to let go and at the same time experience the wonder of the moment just passed.

I think this thought/concept is also brought forth in the statement - Enjoy all good things in moderation.

[-] -2 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 2 years ago

I think the only more rare than an honest politician is common sense.