do you think we want too much?

@bhappy2 (327)
Australia
September 3, 2007 11:40pm CST
It seems that people don't want to wait for things anymore. They buy a house and fill it with expensive furniture on time payment and then say they can't manage without both parents working. Do you think people want too much? Are we greedy? Should we save for what we want of get it now even if we have to go into debt for it?
2 responses
@needy911 (52)
• United States
4 Sep 07
I' not greedy, I'm needy : ). I just want to live and have a simple life. But gone are the days that moms have the privileges to stay home and look after the kids. With the rising cost of living, these couples need to work either to pull the strings together or invest on their retirement. It depends. Good day bhappy2!
@bhappy2 (327)
• Australia
7 Sep 07
I know what you are saying but if you compare the cost of living today with the cost of living 50 years ago it has not risen out of proportion with our wages. so what I am saying is 50 years ago people did not buy things on hire purchase. If they didn't have the money they did without it until they did. Now we dash out and buy it on time payment. Is this why both parents have to work?
• Canada
9 Sep 07
I'm a big believer in saving up for something first before buying it. I don't like having debt. Big ticket items like a house are of course tough to buy with cash, so a mortgage is hard to avoid - but I try to avoid all other sources of debt. I think there are a lot of people though that get what they want when they want it. Perhaps they see everything that the previous generation has, and want the same thing - without realizing that it may have taken the previous generation their whole life to attain what they have. I also think todays society is a lot more commercialized. There's the push to buy all sorts of stuff that we don't really need. It's spawned the "keeping up with the Jones's" mentality.