Sunny sunday like currently makes me happy. There is so many ways of spending lazy days and I’m sticking with arts today. Started my day with good healthy breakfast and playing guitar.
As writing this blog, I’m listening morning playlist from Apple music. Morning playlist
Day is turning slowly towards the Monday and I must get back to work.
Working between your art and inspiration is quite bummer, but there is this crisis going on global.
Every household item prices and food prices has gone high like a rocket. Can’t left mentioned electricity price or petrol, which by the way are so high right now.
Pretty much everything I managed to earn from work, goes to staying alive.
Would be fun to have even small amount of money for something extra, but no. Political superheroes has done their duty, there is absolutely zero money to spend.
It’s really weird because not so long ago, you could earn extra and after paying dues, you had money for hobbies and even spare for culture.
Damn, you could even buy a t-shirt now and then, or pair of new sneakers. These days, working is not reasonable thing to do.
In Finland there is so many people who are called: “Working class poor” It means you are living with so low payment that you can barely survive.
Me myself, I’m one of those people. The point where it’s not reasonable to work anymore is so close. Without working you could have so much more opportunities, which in my opinion is dumb.
I have worked my whole life, never it has crossed my mind that I would stopped working. Politics has driven our country in the position where you are punished for working… strange huh?
Mostly I survive because I have bought two freezers. When salary comes, I go and buy protein for the month from evening sale.
Evening sale in grocery store means, that product like meat and chicken which are closing the “best before” date are sold -60% It’s really nice system and you don’t have to starve.
I do have solar power system on the roof of my house, so next six months I’m able to survive with the electricity.
In the time of this six months I have to prepare for the upcoming dark winter time.
Everything extra will be used at the winter time, so there is no chance to make something extra.
So many good workers in this country are at the same loophole. One woman told story how she had three jobs, but she had to stop the third job because she had not enough money to work.
That’s so wrong, in so many levels. We are slowly slipping in to the dystopia where no one is working, because you just don’t get paid enough.
This can’t be good for the small shops and owners.
For example: If me or my kids needs a barber, it’s me doing it. I have no skills, but I have a scissors and machine. Clothes are from donations and second hand stores. Every sports equipment are bough used. If you want restaurant food, I’m making it at home, same with the burgers and fries. Movie theater is “no go” and we watch movies at home.
Not by a long shot, we have a chance to go and listen live music. Same thing with museum and culture.
This must touch those hard working shop owners.
I was talking recently with my friend who owns a gallery for arts. He has reduced his gallery by half. Rent for the gallery is quite much and working area has gone smaller.
I asked why?
He told me that “if working class don’t have money to buy food, what do you think?.. are they gonna buy artifacts, or paintings hanging to the walls..?”
Well no, it’s quite opposite of that.
Time has changed, we just have to adapt.
Maybe some day I have enough money to use, but at the moment, I’m truly trying to enjoy the life as it is.
You just have to believe that better days are coming.