Debt-Free for the Holidays:
An Economic Reality Check
We are all familiar with the term “reality check”. It’s what we ask from ourselves and others when we suspect a disconnection from reality. When we suspect that the glasses we are looking through have been overtaken by seagull poop and the ability to see what is really going on is limited.
Tim Jackson, in his TED Talk, masterfully challenges you to take “An Economic Reality Check.” Take the glasses off and clean them. Look at what you thought you knew and set it aside to make room. Room for challenging the status quo. Room to create a future that is given by what we really care about. Room.
One of Tim’s quotes (which may be someone else’s quote but we can all own it) is: “Have we been persuaded to spend money we don’t have, on things that we don’t need, to create impressions that won’t last, on people we don’t care about?”
I recommend watching this with a commitment to take another look at what your current economic reality. Make room.