Tight as

At work, I run as frugal an operation as I do at home. Colleagues laugh that I’m a true Yorkshireman. Tight, they mean. I’d say careful, considerate, value-seeking. Mindful of where the money is coming from, and from what other needy cause it might have been diverted.

In my personal life, I don’t have a credit card. We don’t spend what we don’t have. We live squarely within our means. Sometimes that puts us at a disadvantage when it comes to desiring the finer things, but oddly, strangely, we somehow find ourselves independent, a slave to no man, except of course the tax man.

I suppose we have always been guided by that maxim, “I didn’t find a better wealth than contentment in a little.” Hard to achieve sometimes when the accumulation of stuff is everywhere pushed as being the primary goal of the aspiring. But certainly, contentment is the best aspiration.

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