You make a good income and you’re not really concerned about money so why be thrifty?
First lets go back to the meaning of thrifty. Though the word calls to mind the frugal use of resources and careful spending, its first definition in the Oxford English Dictionary implies a healthy dose of the good life: “The fact or condition of thriving or prospering; prosperity, success, good luck.” The noun thrifty originated from the verb thrive. Thrive has meant “to grow or to flourish, with a clear sense of prosperity.” Thriving – which suggests hearty and healthy living is a challenge and a skill.
The noun thrift takes its positive implications from these origins, but in recent times it has come to refer more to “economical management, economy; sparing use or careful expenditure of means.”
In other words the practice of thrifty isn’t solely about saving money; it’s also about living well.
Cutting back on your impulse spending will help you control your budget. But it will also help you take more pleasure in a much-needed vacation. Cooking thriftily will lower your shopping bills. And it may give you more time with your family and possibly even improve your health.When you go thrifty, money isn’t the only thing you’ll save. You’ll also be going green. Reducing waste means you’ll be buying less and putting less garbage in the landfill. Buying in bulk will get you better prices and will cut down on packaging made and thrown away.
In the long run, thrifty, for those who have learned to practice it, results in freedom and, makes independence possible. When eliminating waste from our lives, when living within our means, when preparing ourselves for the possibility of radical reversals of fortune in an unknown future, when behaving, in short, thriftily, we have the good feeling that we are living a well ordered life, and that is because this is exactly what we are doing!