Is open rhetoric one way to promote socio-economic equality between different groups of people?
I believe that open money is one way of promoting socio-economic equality between different groups of people. When we have discussions about money, grievances emerge. Yet the stigmas associated with money and talking about it are difficult, if not impossible, to ignore.
Money, just the same whether it is a lot or a little, is marked. Talking about money is a hallmark.
The fact that the basic pillars of my own life are in order and the basis of my life is built on so-called “ordinary starting points” is privileged. I’m constantly in pain with not being able or even able to say things so that every important aspect gets knocked out.
I feel a bad conscience and an inadequacy of not always knowing how to act amid inequality and injustice. And that’s why it’s only privileged.
“I feel a bad conscience and an inadequacy of not always knowing how to act amid inequality and injustice.”
It would be pious to say that I understand how unfair it feels to strive to read social media content that underlines, for example, ease of investment and encourages frugality.
I don’t know what it feels like when there is no money for antibiotics or when there is no one to ask for help.
The austerity talk is a luxury for the middle class and the rich that a low-income person cannot afford. “When you can voluntarily save euros, there is a sense of control and security in life. When saving is an absolute must – when there is just no more money – it no longer seems so easy ”.
When I open my mouth to talk about money or finances, I am afraid. At least subconsciously, in my back of my head, the thought throbs that what if I explain something wrong, what if I don’t remember to consider all aspects well enough, what if I say something silly or offensive.
“At least subconsciously, the idea that if I don’t remember to look at all aspects well enough throbs in my back of my head.”
What if I’m wrong, and the placement is exclusively bad guys and reality diverged from unfair privilege? That, too, is possible.
My fears have sometimes escalated so much that I’m wondering whether it is worth my money to say anything at all. What if I just followed from the sidelines and let me speak to the more knowledgeable and conscious, say economists and poverty researchers?
The idea of silence is tempting. When you say nothing, you can’t go wrong. Silence is a safe choice when the discussion is about flammable themes such as responsibility, investing, or responsible investing. Or to who can invest and who cannot invest. Not everyone can.
On the other hand, if I were quieter, there would be no exchange of views. I wouldn’t learn, I wouldn’t grow out of criticism, or I would understand what might be going wrong with my thought costs. That’s what I don’t want, even at the risk of sometimes making a misjudgment and scolding.
“On the other hand, if I kept quiet, there would be no exchange of views.”
I think that the blog posts I write should be able to serve as a springboard for sympathetic touches where there is criticism. Namely, conversations create phenomena and without phenomena, the world does not change.
That is why I also see good in challenge and disagreement.
I encourage young people to invest because I trust that it can lead to good at the individual level – and perhaps at the societal level. However, I am not arguing that investing itself would be a solution to the climate crisis or equality issues. The structural problems will not be solved by investing fifty euros a month in a fund that is as responsible as possible, to the best of my knowledge, no matter how beautifully I package the matter.
My core hope is that everyone, regardless of their starting point, can feel safe in the whirlpool of money talks. In other words, even if you do not have a master’s degree in economics or a broker who has already gained numerous kilometers of experience. Here I try to be merciful to myself, but above all to others. I want just about everyone to have room to participate; delusional steps may come and thoughts may be imperfect.
If I don’t let doubt take my voice off and I continue to talk about money, what’s the worst thing that can happen?
Life cannot be lived for fear of conversation.