Are we just buying into this stuff to fit in?
Though people living in the first world have less poverty, freedom of speech, and are generally more free to do whatever they want, there’s a few things that really irk them. Do we tend to overwork ourselves because our employers demand it? Do we refuse to take time off because we’re scared to lose our jobs? And if we lose those jobs, will we be able to afford that brand new car or big house? These problems may just be manufactured because of the society that we’re living in.
No Work/Life Balance
Prioritising work over wellbeing (SometimesConsistent)
Urgh I hate this so much. I’d say a good 20% of the people in my office have a flu at the moment, which I’ve so far managed to avoid. I walked into the kitchen the other morning to find one of the receptionists unloading all the mugs and crockery from the dishwasher whilst coughing and spluttering. I had to go have a word with one of the directors, along the lines of ” I can’t be the only one who has a problem with this!?” (timaaay)
Beyond Your Means
You see that car that you definitely can’t afford on your income? You should definitely get it (Afanadord)
I’ve been told I should just take that vacation because, “what are credit cards for?” (spicytacoo)
Overworking ourselves. The number of people I see at school bragging about how little they slept or how much work they have due the next day is incredibly worrying. (not_athletic)