I know there’s a good reason for not being overly public about money, but doncha just wish that sometimes we could talk a teensy-bit more candidly about it?I don’t really want my friends to pony up last year’s 1040, but sometimes I’d like to talk about money, in an open and honest and meaningful way. Like here’s some questions I’d really like answered.
Why does it seem given to some to always be asked to give resources, and to others to always receive them? Both have clear hardships, both require much from the people involved. Giving requires the constant companionship of the Lord to know how to best deal with the blessing the Lord has entrusted you with. Receiving requires the humility and clarity to do the receiving, the gratitude to accept it, and the constant companionship of the Lord to understand why it’s happening. Discuss.
How on earth does one actually save up a full 6 months of cash in an emergency fund? Everyone around me seems, on the surface, to be so totally together, that I often wonder if we are the only people anywhere without such an enormous slush fund. The Prophet has asked us to do this. I know it’s possible. I just don’t know how.
Why is it that everyone seems to be able to find unkind/unsavory words for the many “monied” people that roam the earth, yet so many people want to be one of those “monied” people. Simple jealousy? Envy? Discontent? WHAT!?
It seems to me if I could talk more openly with friends/family/whoever about money, maybe I could have avoided the rental property fiasco we had, maybe I could learn what the heck a p/e ratio is, or maybe I could learn why money is such and strange, vital, important but not important part of our existence and journey here on earth.