5 Ways religion can improve a young person's financial situation
The following is a guest post from Studenomics.
I’m not the world’s most religious person but religion definitely plays a vital role in my life. I try to follow my religion and it’s teachings as often as possible and make it a point to attend Mass Service every Sunday. Whether you realize it or not your beliefs (whether they are cultural, religious, etc.) play a large role in your everyday life and especially how you view money. The purpose of this article to show how any religious beliefs may improve a young person’s financial outlook:
No matter what beliefs you decide to follow there is a good chance they will provide you with positive thoughts and a positive outlook on life. You will hopefully learn to appreciate life more and all of God’s beautiful creations. You will feel less of an urge to gratify yourself by spending tons of money.
Religion often aims to alter the way we live our lives and how we behave on a daily basis. Negative aspects of life, such as, alcohol consumption and pointless shopping are often reduced when you decide to change your life for the better. Many College students should consider embracing religion just for the fact that certain lifestyle choices may end up being more beneficial financially and spiritually.
Yes I will be the first to admit that no one is perfect, especially when you’re in your twenties, but that’s where moderation comes into play. Sure once in a while we will all have a drink of alcohol or go out and splurge on shopping that is not truly necessary. The trick is to improve on this by indulging in these activities less often and by performing more fulfilling activities more frequently. Maybe next time after you foolishly spend a lot of money on drinking at the bar you could try performing some charity work or community service the next day.
Higher Emphasis on Family
One thing that always sticks out in my head after Mass is the emphasis on the importance of family. You realize that it doesn’t matter what you do as long as you’re surrounded by family. You could go and spend a couple of hundred dollars on an expensive meal at a fancy restaurant or you could all meet up in a park or backyard and spend the afternoon cooking food while enjoying quality time together. When it comes to family you should have the mindset that you don’t have to worry about impressing anybody because your family will love you no matter what. Your parents won’t care if you wear a $100 shirt or a $10 shirt, all that matter is that you spend time with them as often as possible.
Hopefully religion will improve the way you look at yourself and show you that you don’t need the trendiest clothing to feel good about yourself. Society has us thinking that we need to spend money to improve how we look and how we feel about ourselves. This is 100% not true because you don’t need to spend a small fortune on work out supplements or Burberry dress shirts to feel good about yourself, it should come from within. Think about it for a minute, how could a $200 pair of jeans change the way you feel about yourself?
This was a guest article from Studenomist who says: I would like to thank Glblguy for granting me this amazing opportunity of having my voice heard on such a respectable and reputable personal finance resource.
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