I am referring to financial ignorance specifically. Sometimes I look at my neighbors and even close relatives who blissfully spend, spend, and spend as if there is no tomorrow and their money is unlimited and I wish I could be as blissfully ignorant as I assume they must be. Well, not really, I don't want to be in their position but I do just wonder what it would feel like for a day or so to keep spending anything you want and never worry about the consequeces. Like I said, I don't really want to be them and definitely not when the consequences really do hit, it is just that sometimes I get so tired of being informed and unignorant (I know, not a word, but I feel like using it anyway). I often feel like life is a giant rollercoaster ride with highs and lows, and if you don't experience the lows, you cannot really appreciate the highs or the ride to the top. It is just that lately I feel like I am getting very tired of the finacial lows and am frustrated not to be at least working slowly back up. DH's new job is off to a very slow start financially and we will still be spending out of the dwindling (and soon to be extinct) savings at least for the forseeable future. Not where I wanted to be when he got a new job so I am back to feeling frustrated. I am making a major assumption to say that those I see around me spending and spending are blissful and ignorant. I guess it is because I could never spend that way unless I was completely ignorant of the financial repurcussions. Sometimes I just get tired of always being so responsible, yet I know darn well acting irresponsibly would only make me feel guilty, not better. Sometimes just getting it all out like this makes me feel much better. Sorry for boring anyone who may actually be trying to follow this little rant of mine. Okay, now that I have ranted, I feel better and can go back to my usual more positive self. Sometimes I just need to get it all out and I don't want my DH to feel like I am nagging him about it.
If ignorance is bliss, I guess I'll never be blissful
December 5th, 2006 at 06:21 pm