As we struggle to adapt our behavior and habits to move towards financial independence, it’s easy to lose sight of what we already have.
The fact that you’re reading this text, on a device capable of rendering it, probably wearing decent clothes and recently fed, already means you’re not one of the 50% of the planet who live in poverty.
It’s important to take time to reflect on how fortunate we are, even if we all have our daily struggles. I don’t mean to suggest that we should feel guilt, but rather that we should be grateful. Particularly for the opportunities and benefits that come with being born in a certain place, to certain parents, in a certain time, with certain support structures around us.
During that reflection, you might wonder if there isn’t something you can give back.
While giving your money away isn’t necessarily compatible with a “frugal” lifestyle, there are other things you can do, and I wanted to share one particular idea, which is particularly important to me. One suggestion, no doubt among many possible things you could do, for how you can give a stranger something as valuable as life itself, at zero financial cost to yourself.