by Vishnus Virtues
Growing up, I believed the world I lived in was a struggle.
And you know, I was right.
At home, I repeatedly heard things like, “money doesn’t grow on trees,” and “we can’t afford that.” I began to notice that things that I wanted cost too much and were out of reach.
While working in our small family business growing up, I heard my parents say regularly that business was a struggle and it was hard to make it by every month. And again, it was. Our family tried to save money everywhere it could and put off putting things until the next month. I remember asking for fee waivers for different projects at school or scholarships to go on field trips.
I noticed that our financial and economic life was a struggle.
My Indian parents talked (lectured) a lot but were not very open…
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