We as Americans are obsessed with cheap. Cheap products, cheap service, cheap food, and cheap fixes. This has led to huge industrial changes over the last few decades, where everything you buy is from China. And even more recently where many customer service positions have been outsourced to other countries as well. Now, Im not going to give a lesson in economics so you can relax. But I want to think about this whole concept.
I had a friend that had a favorite saying that went something like this, "Don't spend a dollar to save a nickel." Im not exactly sure what that meant but the lesson that he would pair with that was you get what you pay for, and sometimes you end up paying more in the long run. I unfortunately have learned this lesson on a few occasions. Finding contractors or repair men on craigslist, that have prices too good to be true. And guess what they were. And I'm not sure why at the time I was shocked with the outcome of those situations. And on one specific occasion, I had to hire someone to fix what one of those discount workers messed up. Costing me more in the long run.
The whole point of this is you can always find cheaper. But often you will be terribly disappointed with the end result. You will be disappointed with your health if you eat cheap food your whole life. You will never find true wellness with cheap fixes like medications. To get products or results that you want you have to pay for it. I like to think about the saying "you are what you eat". Are you cheap? Then why do you eat that way? I know that may sound funny but it's true. This obviously does not just pertain to food, but can be true with a lot of different aspects in life. When I am making decisions regarding my health though, the last thing I think about is cheap.
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