To live abroad is easy for the person who hoards money, is it possible for the average human to stop hoarding possessions and save money?
Hoarding "Things," is Human
I believe it is natural for humans to feel superior to animals.
I am cynical today, I believe there is little social status achieved by saving money, to hoard money will cause people in my life to say,
"Andy, you are cheap."
Mockery is a basic human insult, and calling someone cheap is form of mockery. Humans will do about anything to to avoid being called "cheap." It is humorous, we can have this intellectual arrogance on one hand, we can pretend to believe we respect people that save money, Yet, in reality, the majority of humans I know are like animals, we are quick to mock and degrade people we consider cheap. We do not celebrate humans who save money, we celebrate people who buy items to hoard.
Yet, only a person who is cheap or miserly can save money.
In a way, calling another person cheap is a way to get something for nothing. For example, say for example, I have money, and you do not, by calling me cheap, you can maybe convince me to pay for your food.
Hoarding possessions is a way to prove you are not cheap.
However, hoarding things does not prepare a human for bad times, in reality, to hoard things guarantees you do not have enough money, when money is needed. Saving money is a form of hoarding, but not celebrated by the masses.
Brag about Saving Money?
Are you going to go to work today and brag about how much money you have in your bank account? No, because it would not elevate your social status. But, if over the weekend, you purchased an "Ipad." or a new car, or bought a house, then you will have higher social status, and you can go to work on Monday and brag about your new "things."
To me, it is obvious, the person who hoards money has evolved higher than the person who buy cars, homes, and possessions. This person has more brains, and it going to survive better during tough times, he or she is more capable of survival than the person who spends all their money on a house or car.
I tend to believe, there is no greater compliment to be given to another human than to say, you are cheap.
Living abroad is easy for people who save money, and almost impossible for a person who buys using credit. Borrowing money, think about it, what does that say about the average human, we are not capable of survival, we cannot even hoard, we are not capable of survival.