Friday, January 20, 2012
In the Presence of Fear- XXVII
I thought that the most thought provoking idea in Berry's essay was the last one (XXVII) because it talked about how parents needed to teach their children how to save money and not consume continuously. A lot of people these days are in debt because of the use of credit cards and if that is how you were brought up then you will most likely do the same thing. Parents need to realize that they are teaching their children the wrong way to live if they just put everything on a credit card because it shows them when they grow up that they can get whatever they want and they don't have to pay for it right away. This idea says, "We do need a "new economy," but one that is founded on thrift and care, on saving and conserving, not on excess and waste." I like what it says here because I agree that we need a "new economy that is based on saving money and not spending all the money you have once you get paid because you never know when something might come up and you need money right away and you don't have any. This idea has also made me think about how I spend my money and I realized that I need to save more money and not spend so much.