Recently, I have been really worrying about material things. I never really cared for clothes or having the latest technology – & anyone who knows me will know this. I dont really care, I have never owned an iPod, or a blackberry, or an iPhone, or even an Android. The most advanced phone Ive ever owned is one from T-Mobile which was £50 & it had internet access and was touch screen, & had a slide out QWERTY.. I really liked that phone as well 😦 .. but anyway .. Even when I was younger, I never had a Nintendo gaming system, or a gameboy or anything like that, because I never cared for it enough. Or even if i did, I never liked asking my mum for things – I still dont to this day. The first time I held a gameboy was when my brother asked my mum to get him one for his birthday back in the early 00’s. I cant name at least 5 Mario characters without help, because Ive never owned any of the games and played, & got to know it.

& on reflection of this, I dont even know WHY IM caring .. The above things are not affecting me, Im just thinking about the approval of others in society. Money seems to be a big key to “happiness” they say, then others argue money cant buy you happiness. But money can buy you an iPhone, & chinos, & snapbacks & those new Galaxy shoes or w.e they are. But are they making you happy? Or are they just things that will aid you in your pursuit of approval from your peers . Think about it?

How do you see yourself compared to your friends? yes you may not have a job & life can be a bit of a struggle. The parent you live with, or parents may not have a good job or be struggling as well, but the majority of people that I see seem to be able to ask another family member for money. Maybe your dad lives in another country as a bank manager or something, you aren’t struggling, because you have a source of money elsewhere. Not everyone has a rich family member somewhere else. Maybe some people only have the family they live with. No distant cousins, or close ones. So dont talk to me about money problems, because you can’t get the latest iPhone or laptop or iPad or whatever it is that you want… It’s hard these days – especially if you’re not doing some sort of illegal activity like AC’s/selling drugs.

You’re struggling yet you have a £1000 Apple Mac computer, £400 camera & topshop clothes. Dont talk to me about struggle.


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