What is your number? What is the floating-point number of “chits” you owe someone else? When you think about what was bought with that number, does it make you happy? Does it fill you with anxiety? How much did that ski trip cost exactly? Was that over-priced latte worth it? The next time you go […]
It’s amazing to me that in American society we take the notion of mortgaging our future happiness for short-term gain or pleasure as a cultural touchstone; a given practice to which strict adherence is mandatory. “Of course you’re supposed to mortgage your future via debt and contractual agreements–that’s how the monetary wheels continue to get the […]
The benefits outweigh the costs (pun intended).