The world around us is designed to keep poor people poor. Here is the worst part… it is also designed to make the middle class poor. Before you keep reading you should understand that I do not have an entitlement attitude, nor do I believe anyone should have one.
Everyone is after your money, and well your entire sense of well-being. If you do not believe me let me take you a step closer to understanding.
Things Keeping Poor People Poor
The other day I was walking past the little cranes in the mall where you win prizes. Both of my children were ecstatic when they saw them. WE WANT TO PLAY THAT GAME! To which I said no, and told them those things are designed to take your money.
Then I thought… what else is designed to take your money.
You know that thing you watch every day. You pay to watch it, while it subconsciously sucks the money out of your wallet. Not only do you pay to watch it, but people pay to force you to watch things. It is called commercials. Have you ever noticed you see all the commercials for your favorite restaurant on the week’s you get paid?
The reason for this is companies know the propensity of the average American to have a little extra money in their pocket. Why do you think companies like McDonald’s and Wal-Mart advertise? Because they know when you have money.
This may seem a little more obvious.
Of course, a store takes my money… it is where I buy stuff!
Here is the thing that you may not notice. The layout of the store is designed to make you walk around the store. Play a game… next time you are in a “big box” store with just a few items on your list count how many other items, or aisles you pass on your way to get that item.
3 popular items come to mind:
- Toilet Paper
Milk is always in the back corner of the store. Bread is either in an aisle near the milk due to its distance from the door OR it is on the complete opposite side of the store from the milk since these items are bought together.
Toilet Paper is always in the back of the store. Because that is an item you will not talk yourself out of. You can clearly see that milk you can convince yourself you don’t need or bread you can convince yourself you don’t need. But you ALWAYS need toilet paper.
I remember when nerds, like myself, ruled the internet. Then people realized the benefit. Lastly, companies realized they could exploit it.
Not to preach against the major company, but everything on the internet is designed to take your money. You pay for access. You get on social media, then they dish you ads. So either someone finds you influenced, or you are one of the people purchasing ads.
Thanks for reading,