In light of the latest Youtube drama. I’ve decided to try and explain what the reality of being skint (having no money) is really like.
I haven’t watched said video as i refuse to give someone like that more views. However i have seen that many complains and conversations about it on Twitter i know everything i need to.
Having no or little money affects every aspect of your life. It puts strain and pressure on all of your relationships.
I don’t think you can know what it’s like to be skint until you can say you’ve had sleep for dinner!
It puts pressure on the relationship with your significant other:
- You argue about the fact you can’t go out together – cinema, meals etc.
- You sit there in the same four walls driving each other insane.
- Food shopping becomes a chore – You argue about eating the same shit over and over again.
It puts pressure on the relationship with your friends:
- Again you can’t afford to go out with them.
- They eventually stop asking you to go out and do things together.
- They can start to believe your just not interested in spending time with them.
- You can’t afford to chip in to group presents for birthdays or anniversaries etc.
It puts pressure on relationships if you borrow money:
- Borrowing money is never something any relationship needs.
- You can feel pressured to pay the money you owe back even if you can’t afford to.
- Being in debt with a friend or family member makes you feel guilty.
- Borrowing money makes you question your life choices and worth.
For thousands of people, everyday is a struggle. Most of these people do have jobs, sometimes maybe even two! I know what living with little or no money is like. Having to make sacrifices just to get by.
The fact that someone who already has more money than sense (Let’s face it, in my opinion if the person in question had £3.64 they’s still have more money than sense!) would think that making a video about what it’s like to live with no money is a good idea, is beyond me! This is reality, not something to make your own income from.
Until next time,