Empty …….

The shining exterior may be empty inside

Do not go by the outer display of affection

This is entrapment……. look deeper

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Loans/credit cards….Sleepless nights

While reading a news about people struck in other countries , their worry not just fear of job losses but the accumulating loans installment and liabilities, it lead to the question “Whose fault” ? While pandemic is an unforeseen situation, but huge debts (which ever forms) is adding fuel to the fire. Isn’t it ?

When so much is being said about the current Situation we are in, it occurred to me would people start to think about their finances from a different angle.

Financial insecurity might be the major issue after the coronavirus, and a major cause of sleepless nights for majority. For the people who have been spending more then their means, is it not their fault ? Loans for cars, homes or marriages etc , credit cards for groceries to travel expense has been norm of the day for modern world.

The people who have lived strictly by their means , may only have one worry “one square meal ” a day for their families. And the one who had saved for rainy days only have to spend wisely.

But what about people with loans and credit card over spending . The banks and financial institutions may have given temporary relief but nobody is writing-off completely. So the pay back time is hanging like a sword.

Is it not the RIGHT time to INTROSPECT and do a few lifestyle changes. ?

SIMPLY…….

“SPEND WHAT IS IN YOUR POCKET”

This is what our parents and grandparents used to do.

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Introspection -life or plastic ?

We , humans, are creatures of convenience and in that process often get ourselves into unmanageable situations .
How slowly the menace of plastic came into our lives and is now a threat to our very existance. A small example :
I remember as a child we use to take our own bowls to buy milk or yogurt/curd
Then
Came the bowls made of leaves for yogurt
Then
The white plastic bags
Now
The packed containers with plastic lids and plastic bottles
Everyone welcomed the replacements and happy to be saving time (by not waiting in queues)
Relevant to mention here that those milk shops used to be the first meeting point most morning, from exchanging the plesantries to politics to cricket to sharing few laughs and jokes. Fresh morning Air and a morning in the bargin
Today the question is :” Is the damage repairable?
A few suggestions
– we can try to go back making curd at home like our mothers/grandmothers
– using of clay bowls by the mass manufacturer. ( experimental and possible if will is there?
– avoid small packs

The plastic not just around us but inside us, now is the time to INTROSPECT and ACT

Images from web

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