Comfortable life is expensive?? Do you agree..

@dorothy09 (1520)
Philippines
October 10, 2008 12:42am CST
Having a comfortable life would mean you have to spend money and it is quite expensive.. Who are the people who feels comfort and ease in life? They are the rich man, those with high wage career, those with properties, those people who are in class A and maybe in B and C.. SO that would mean if you want a comfort life you have to spend.. In some ways , I want to agree. It is comfort when you eat what you like and crave to eat.that would mean you spend money to buy the food you like. Can you site situations where you can justify that having comfortable life is expensive,..
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@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
to the extent, not at all. i believe contentment in life is the most comfortable way of living. even the rich are not comfortable at all, they have to worry about stock markets and getting rob or whatever that is. it is not as expensive as we thought it is if we are just contented to what we got and for what has given to us. although it is not bad to hope for more but it would just lead into something unpleasant in some time. it is not about how much or how many you have but it is more of how contented you are of what you have. just my 0.2 cents of contentment.
@dorothy09 (1520)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
It would really also depend on how we are living and how we used to live life. I for one sometimes I get confused ..People have no satisfaction. Sometimes in our life we fail to appreciate small things because we always seek and give attention to the things we aim for..
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
exactly and that's the main problem out there. people are not satisfied and not contented for what was given and would want more. so there lies the difference and it boils down to satisfaction and contentment in life, coz even you have any things in position but if you are not contented with it then there's always a tendency to get and acquire more.
• United States
10 Oct 08
Comfort - Comfort is a matter of perspective and cost of living
A comfortable life being expensive can depend on the cost of living in your area and your expectations from life. If your expectations are low, you can lead a very comfortable life on the cheap. * Many third-worlders are able to live a comfortable life on just a few hundred dollars a year. They grow gardens to augment their food supply. Entertainment is being with family and friends sharing a home cooked, home grown meal perhaps. They walk where they need to go or take low cost public transport. Many have never seen a high def TV, and they often go to Internet cafes if they want to use a computer. * Many Americans cannot get comfortable for under a hundred thousand dollars a year. They consider an electric dishwasher, color TV, computer, and a private car mandatory. It is a matter of perception.
@dorothy09 (1520)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
I also live in the city, where the ways of living is so expensive. Transportation alone is expensive and the minimum wage is very bad. If you are a minimum wage employee here in the Philippines. You cannot expect to have a comfortable life with living here.
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• United States
10 Oct 08
I'm afraid that is true in cities around the world. I struggle as I am on a disability payment. I cannot work at all.
@tuyakiki (3026)
• India
10 Oct 08
A comfortable life means enough money,righteous way of leading a life,happiness and peacefulness.Too much richness is not required to lead a comfortable life.
@dorothy09 (1520)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
Absolutely! It really depends also how are you raise by your parents and how are you used to live with your life you have right now. We do have different perceptions with how we live life and how do we measure a comfortable life. Thanks for the response
@msedge (4012)
• United States
2 Jan 09
Some would mean living comfortable should have beautiful house,nice car,complete expensive appliances and have lots of money.But for me just having a clean house to live in,a car that i use wherever i want to go, necessary appliances that we need to use and enough money to provide our needs are enough for me to live comfortably.Some people have everything to live comfortably but still its normal to have problems in some other ways.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
14 Oct 08
Hi Dorothy, I don’t agree that comfortable life is expensive. For my case I prefer simple and peaceful life. Of course it needs certain basic income to maintain a comfortable life. I believe to spend a great amount of money unnecessarily is considered to be wasteful and luxurious. Let say, when logging in hotel, I always look for room which is of medium rate, clean and hygienic as well I care most on nutritious and tasty food which is available at ordinary restaurant rather than those expensive foods served in the grand and high class restaurants. I don’t spend lots of money for luxurious. I’m happy and content with my domestic made car and never think of changing to and expensive branded imported vehicle. In spiritual aspect, material doesn’t matter much in comfortable life. Loves and friendships contribute much to happier living. posting and have a wonderful day.
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
12 Oct 08
As other people have said, it depends on your version of comfort. To me comfort means doing something I like as work, having enough money for survival plus a few luxuries like cable, internet, printer ink, and paper. It means plenty of time for activism (often at the expense of my economic status, which I'm usually happy to surrender). It means living on a bus route that comes often. It means time with people I care about. Money has something to do with parts of that to be sure, but it's not an all or nothing deal.
@nitesh512 (153)
• Nepal
11 Oct 08
Well of course living a comfortable life is very very expensive. We can't have evrything we want and we need to understand that. We can live a good life on what we earn. If we get overboard and start spending things on whatever we want without thinking of consequences then its going to be very bad no doubt about it. So we should all live wisely and live happily.
@samijo719 (1054)
• United States
11 Oct 08
I really think it just depends on what kind of person you are and what life you want to lead. I am by no means rich or have alot of money. Most the time I barely make it with just a few bucks left over after rent and bills and such but I am completley comfortable in how I love. I eat good, I eat food I like but I don't spend alot of money on it. I have things I need. Nice clothes and things I need but it's all within my budget and what I can afford and I am completely happy and comfortable with my life.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
11 Oct 08
I think living a comfortable life is expensive. We live in the city, and everything costs. We can't move, though, because our education is useless unless we live near a university. Without this, we don't really have any otehr actual skills.
@belk89 (1103)
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
If you mean a comfortable life is buying stuff you like and eating food that you want then yes it is expensive. But if you mean of comfortable life is being contented with what you had and being happy seeing the once you love. Inspite all the problem and difficulties life has to offer then yes it is inexpensive. Honestly it is a matter of being contented with what youve got. Man on the other hand is not contented of anything. Even rich people are not contented with the things they had. They are still searching for that something that will make them happy. Having a comfortable life for me is appreciating everything that i had and be happy with it. To laugh each day and spend time with those people that means so much to me. And spend everyday of my life without envy. That is what a comfortable life for me is all about.
• India
10 Oct 08
hi dorothy, Ofcourse living a comfortable life is expensive. where are u more comfortable from the following: on the bed or on the ground:on the bed in the car or on the footpath:in the car in a palace or in a hut:in a palace......... i just gave a few examples and now u can decide wat from the above is more expensive.... it is said that money cant buy happiness but it is comfortable to cry in a BMW than on the road.........
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
it depends on what life you really wanted to be,depends on how you describe comfortable life!in low class- comfortable life is having all the things that they wanted but do you think people in class a to c really have all the happiness coz of bein comfortable havin what they wanted i dont think so coz most of them doesnt have enough time for their family...and for me having a simple,enough money to buy and pays the basic needs and having enough time for the family is the real meaning of comfortable life...its not expensive to live comfortable