Learn to make do

York Press: Learn to make do Learn to make do

REPORTS suggest that people could be shoplifting in order to survive (The Press, January 22).

The modern definition of being poor is almost an insult to those who had to endure hardships, trials and tribulations of two world wars.

Such people were deprived of the many luxuries in life that we take for granted.

The idea that we should make do no longer applies – the modern motto being: “I want it now”.

The tempting offers to the most vulnerable to indulge in gambling are ever present, even including credit facilities.

Living beyond your means is a recipe for disaster and Scrooge-like qualities may have their merits. Greed and envy can be a dangerous combination.

Kenneth Bowker, Vesper Walk, Huntington, York.

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10:16am Wed 5 Feb 14

CHISSY1 says...

Agree 100%.
Agree 100%. CHISSY1

1:09am Thu 6 Feb 14

NoMorePlease says...

Agree 78.4%. Scrooge was tight with other people, so not a good parallel
Agree 78.4%. Scrooge was tight with other people, so not a good parallel NoMorePlease

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