The catch-22 of financial fears is: you’re damned if you do, you’re damned if you don’t AND what you fear most happens! As with most things in life, when we feel better about the situation, the ultimate outcomes are better than they would have been otherwise. Money can be ‘influenced by our feelings’ into the direction we want it to go. Our collective feelings influence the direction of the stock market. Let’s all feel real good at all times!
People ask me “What do financial feelings/fears have to do with child discipline?” They ask me this because I often write or talk about the relationship of child discipline and the feelings people have about money. The answer is simple. Raising a child brings added financial pressure (to the tune of apx. $250,000 over 18 years) and without parental control tools of varying degrees of potency; hard financial times, kids being kids and parental self neglect can yield harsh action taken out on kids!
The care and feeding of children requires we guide (train) and protect them (often from themselves). New humans have a lot of ‘I am free’ and too little of ‘this could kill me’! The catch-22 occurs here too but we parents soldier through pretty well when it comes to the kids. It is the money issues that scare the bejesus out of most of us and have us paralyzed in angst. I say relax and feel good. Influence money and kids in the direction of good fortune!!!
To what degree do you worry about money, adversity, your child’s future? …Your future? What is your catch-22?