When shopping for new furniture, think about what made you the person you are, and what made you the person you are going to become.
American furniture makers make up a huge share of the nation’s GDP, but that does not mean we all have equal skill levels and equal talents. A recent study found that only one in ten American households own a piece of furniture. And although we’re all taught to respect what our parents bought us, most of us don’t want to inherit it.
This is a problem. And we don’t know what is going to happen when we acquire furniture. Like our parents, we are going to sit at home and wonder how we got so lucky. Or we might be too lazy to go out and start looking for furniture. Either way, we already have things we need, and we probably don’t have the time to be digging around for them.
America is a nation of renters. Not a nation of consumers. The average American has about two to three things that they need to get out of their house on a regular basis. The problem is, for most of us, we dont know how to start looking. We don’t know where to start. We don’t know how to ask our families for help. We haven’t even started to try to save for the things we need.
As if saving for those things weren’t hard enough, here is another problem that we have in America. The problem is that we have people who are hardwired to say that they are “socially acceptable to pay for things.” In other words, they think that they are entitled to everything because they are a social outcast. We have a long way to go in our country before we can start really putting money towards our basic needs.