As you age and enter that phase called senior, do you feel out of it? I mean out of society? Do you feel that your importance as a person is over? I am not talking to people who have scads of money coming in from stocks, investments, large pensions, or savings. I am talking to those of us who have a small fraction of what we once earned as income now. I personally have an income that is less than 1/5 of my income before I retired. Circumstances beyond my control took my “retirement” savings. Now, I feel out of it and I resent it.
Everything I see promotes a use for wealth. New cars, I-phones and their plans, all computer devices, resort vacations, expensive senior housing sites, rising food, gas, and insurance prices and even a place for seniors to live -all have made me feel so unimportant – all because I have a very small income.
Even Churches have gotten bigger and bigger thus demanding more and more money to operate. So much for the Bible, that says that if any two people join in worship, it is a church. Not today. “BIG” is the word for churches and what they must have to succeed in this world.
Years ago I was instructed in the value of patience, kindness, generosity, love for humans and animals, and faith. Now our old values are valueless. Money and the things that can be bought are what are valued. My values and I are out of it. I am so sorry for those people who have the love of money and what it can buy as their only value. I am also sorry for all those companies who do not value those of us who are in the second half of our lives.
I for one will “buy” when I can from people and companies who have some values and do not focus on the bottom line so much. The list is growing shorter, BUT no one will care as I become more and more out of it – except me.