We Want It All???

Just maybe if I open the window I could throw this TV remote control right out in the yard and then the lawn mower could to the rest? I just clicked on every major news station that 100 channels provide and all I heard was how bad the economy was and how much worse it was going to get.

Oh, I know we all point fingers at all those other guys. "THEY" did it!. Okay "STOP"---and let's back up this train. We "ALL" did it and or stood by and did nothing about it. Saying things like "oh, this won't last long, or my favorite---THEY better do something about this---tell me? who in the h-ll is---"THEY?"

U.S. home foreclosures have jumped to 90% from earlier this year. Default notices and bank repossessions now total near 177,137, that is up 19%

Of course it is the American Dream to purchase your own home. Yet, that being said, then why do we some how convince our selves that we need a big 5 bedroom house with 5 baths that is way out in some subdivision far from our jobs. Then we will have to furnish it with all new furniture.

If and when you find a lender you are shocked at the terms of the contract and really don't understand it all but are to embarrassed to admit it, only hearing the buzz words that you wanted to hear. Maybe for a split second you might ponder over the fact that is more than you had anticipated but you tell yourself that you can cut expenses some where along the line and that is where the lender uses that magical phrase when he sees you hesitate---"now if at any time you have trouble you just call us and we will work it all out."

Yes, we have all bit off more than we can chew and now we have to pay the price of that mistake. Losing a home that we could not afford in the first place is a devastating experience and a big blow to the ego. Then bam! we never dreamed that we would lose our job too. When this line of trickle down events happen it effects the health also. There are 46 million uninsured Americans out there wondering what happened to their world.

I was much younger when I was one of these greedy people that thought I had to have it all and--- right now! I made all these same mistakes that I see today. The only difference that I see today is that there are more people and the greed is spread far and wider. Some times we have to fall down hard before we can stand up with a lesson learned.

I see now that I did not need that big house with all the bedrooms and baths.  I did not need a three car garage, or the latest model (after all you can only drive one car at a time.)  Now all the family grew up and moved away so that excuse  flew out the window.  

No, we would have all been contented and happy with a simple little house like I have now, for it has the same bed and one car in the drive way that gets me to and fro---and the best part is that no mortgage company has to be concerned in any way.


•  REMEMBER OUR GREED DOES CREATE --- DEFEAT!

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Aya Katz 7 years ago from The Ozarks

Ginn Navarre, excellent hub! I totally agree!


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BrianS 7 years ago from Castelnaudary, France

It doesn't do any harm to want a little more from life, but thinking you can get it without effort and not knowing where to set the limits will eventually see you trip and fall. But as you rightly suggest, you can get back up, learn the lesson and hopefully not make the same mistake again.


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Ginn Navarre 7 years ago Author

Thanks Aya,

Brian, yes we all want and that should be but some never seem to learn.


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Nancy's Niche 7 years ago from USA

Ginn, when one is younger, I don’t think having it all (for most people) is about greed. I believe it is more of a marketed misconception of the “American Dream”.


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john guilfoyle 7 years ago

well said ginn,

sadly, we have all been trained to consume without regard 4 the consequences..the efforts 2 steer us away from the precious things life has to offer have been successful and now we feel their effects...

thanx again 4 your insightful wisdom...u r truly a light that dispels darkness...

peace and love from john and jack


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Ginn Navarre 7 years ago Author

Nancy, you are right. Most of the young-ones today are more educated and yet are easily led with the marketing that is thrown at them 24-7.

Thanks John, sometimes I just have to open my big mouth and say it like it is---I don't know about some others but---I feel better!!!!


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Jerilee Wei 7 years ago from United States

I for one don't want it all, I want to get rid of a lot of "all." I think this extends to all the small things in everyday Amercian life -- maybe you can't avoid having 200 channels if you want TV reception because of how the cable companies bundle their shows -- but you don't "need" a DVR, they are just nice to have. Knowing the difference between need vs. want seems to be what a lot of people are lacking.

Loved the hub. Love you.


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Ginn Navarre 7 years ago Author

Jerilee, yes but some people don't stop and make the difference between need---and want. love ya.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Ms Ginn

It's okay to want it all as long as you know that it means a LOT of work. Wanting everything and doing nothing is a broken soul waiting to happen. Nice insights, yet again! :D


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Ginn Navarre 7 years ago Author

Hey Cris, you are so right on doing nothing about what you want, yet when you take to big of bite---you might choke.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Ms Ginn

Yes, I get you. Sometimes we just don't know when to say enough :D


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

enjoyed this hub


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Ginn Navarre 7 years ago Author

Brenda thanks, I think that our greed has put a lot of people down and out.


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Ginn Navarre 7 years ago Author

Brenda thanks, I think that our greed has put a lot of people down and out.


Hxprof 7 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

You've hit the nail on the head with this article. Greed is prevelant...no, predominant in America. Every single person ever born is suseptible to greed. Some of the poorest people are tremendously greedy while some of the weathiest people may be less greedy than others of us. Point is there is no social or economic barrier to greed.


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Ginn Navarre 7 years ago Author

Hxprof thanks, yes greed is always there and it effects all of us,but we all should know our limits.

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