Yeah so I have a comfortable level of income. I live in one of the most expensive places in the country, a lot more expensive than Milwaukee's 95% black north side I lived at before. I only get 950 a month and then like 50 in food stamps. So I collectively would say I'm living on 12,000 a year. Despite the mockery of RIPTOTSE that led me to drinking and using crack last week, I do alright. I never purchase anything I want and if I do want to purchase something (over 10$) I make myself wait a week to reevaluate if I really need it. Because of this I largely eliminate a lot of the frivolous spending that dumb niggas ITT who I won't directly name gravitate to.
While it's a clever ploy by the jedis to get people to spend their bottom dollar on fucking couches, mattresses, expensive pizzas, other people's unwanted children, gifts and short term loans, I long ago figured out how to rise above it. If I want something badly, I generally either meditate on it or resort to thievery. For instance;
I've wanted a Nintendo Wii for about 18 months to play the new Animal Crossing on it. Do i have more than enough to purchase 5 system outright, have my bills paid for till the end of September, and have enough money left over for food and cigarettes? I sure do. But what if I have an actual need that requires money? When I went into college I needed to rent some books, buy notebooks, binders, highlighters, a cell phone, and some form of saving device. I thought about it and choose to apply for the government phone, pay the extra 35$ to get a tablet, use google docs to save all my documentation and rent a chromebook from the library while I wait for student life to send me the paperwork to apply for a laptop, I continued using my no service mobile device and saved maps to it when I had wifi, I downloaded one of the books through a Piracy website, and purchased all the notebooks, folders, and writing materials outright.
So whereas I could've spent 200-1000 dollars acquiring everyhting I needed, like some poor white trash would've, I spent about 100$.
When I wanted the new animal crossing, I went and downloaded a 3ds emulator, turned off the 3ds feature, and played a lot of animal crossing and handheld zelda games, having purchased one of those USB-Xbox360 controllers and getting it to run off my laptop provided the same joys the new game would've. I have no fishing stuff, but have friends that let me use one of their rods & reels. I have a computer that can access Google Docs. I downloaded my favorite rap albums so I can play them when I don't have wifi and just have to manually orientate my maps to my location on my no service phone.
But I have enough money that I paid for rent until the end of september. Yes I would like to try the new Sushi placce they just started, or buy a shitload of chicken wings for dinner tonight, or maybe get beautiful black prostitute to fuck on the beach, but I dont. For fucks sake I borrowed a towel for the first three weeks I got out of rehab until I got one for free.
& When I want drugs I go to the ATM withdrawl 60 dollars, go to the gas station and get 6 tens and buy dimes cuz it makes me just as happy or even happier than getting a big 50 once.
I don't act like I have unlimited money to spend and that's why I have unlimited money to spend. Tonight I"ll either go fishing, where I use a cast net to land sardines that I tether to a hook with a sliding weight on it, and get free dinner. If not it'll be weiners & mac and cheese or weiners & mashed potatos. I have as much coffee as I can drink, I'm wearing clean clothes, I get free HBO from one of my old plug's cousin's husbands acccount I still use for the seldom times I want to watch a movie and if I get bored, masturbation is free.
I'd much rather have very little and the ability to focus on my NEEDS being more than adequetly met than having a 70$ pizza, the chance to breath in dolly partins perspiration, and a 3,000$ mattress some other niggas gonna be cumming on in 2023.