quote:Originally posted by MBM:
I agree 1,000%, but for many black folks who haven't had shyt ever and who are bombarded with messages of consumerism - buying stuff is what satisfies immediate emotional needs. I disagree with it. I think we need to create a new set of financial goals and objectives (aspirations) which include 'money in the bank', but as America is set up now - it's all about "stuff"!
Heck, I understand the phenomenon but still fall victim to it.
I call this the * Tammie Faye Syndrome * - what happens when people who come from modest back grounds suddenly come into some money