6 Things You Should Never Say To Someone Paying Off Debt
Do you know someone paying off debt, or are you paying off debt yourself?
If you are debt free, first of all, let me say congratulations! Whether your debt freedom was a result of good financial habits from the day you were born, or a result of a massive effort to pay off debt later in life, you deserve a pat on the back and some crazy congratulations.
And if you’re currently in debt, take heart, because there IS a light at the end of the tunnel. Whatever progress you’ve made on your debt, whether it’s $100 or $100,000, you also deserve a big congratulations for taking charge of your finances!
HOWEVER, if you’re here and reading this article, then I would bet my next paycheck (ha – I’m a freelancer!) that you know someone who isn’t exactly “down” with the whole GetOutOfDebtAsFastAsYouCan mentality.
Now, I know you’ve seen articles with titles like this one – 12 Things You Should Never Say To The Mother of a Special Needs Child, A Mother of Twins, etc. Maybe you’ve read them them, maybe you just scroll past, but here’s my take:
People are so judg-ey!
I believe that most things people say truly come from a good place, and that overly-sensitive, or just plain worn out people take them the wrong way, which results in those types of articles.
That’s not to say that people don’t say nasty things, and deserve being called out for them, but all I’m saying is that people on both sides of the equation need to put themselves in someone else’s shoes before spouting out the first thing that comes to their mind.
Long introduction + rant aside, I wanted this article to be different.
I wanted it to be made up of truly insulting comments, plus a bit of refleciton on my part to determine if I’m being too sensetive, or if the people who made these comments were actually being horrible human beings in that moment.
Are we on the same page?
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