Not everybody out there in the world is financially well-off. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that - it's just an objective observation. While lots of people on this website are easily clearing six figures a year at prestigious companies, there are a lot of people barely scraping by, making hourly wages or sub $50k salaries per year at jobs like retail/construction/restaurants/etc. Yet, somehow, these people are still getting by. And very well. All the time, whether it be shopping, out and about, I see mounds of low-income people that have children (SEVERAL most of the time), frequently go out to bars, blow money on excessive and unnecessary purchases, etc., and I'm just curious as to how people who didn't go to college, who work these low-income jobs and who aren't the brightest bulbs in the chandelier are able to afford children and all the associated expenses and still somehow get by in life and can blow money on bars/fun/amusement parks/tattoos/etc. Just curious. Any ideas?
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