With the inflation rate rising, and the global economy having a dip, it seems like more and more people are beginning to find ingenious ways to save up and be more practical with their day to day living.
It’s hard to keep up with all the changes that are happening in our society nowadays. The constant pressure to be successful and find reasonable means to live and survive has been a constant and day to day dilemma of people all around the globe. It doesn’t matter if a person is from a first world or a third world country. We all find ways to keep up and make sure that our money is sufficient to provide our everyday needs.
We all know that the system is faulty. While the poor remains poor, and the rich remains rich. The jump to a better life seems to be non-existent for most of the people. No matter how hard one works, how much hours one spends in the office, how much overtime and how much extra work one takes in. It just never seems to compensate for all the living expenses that we all have.
There’s a Filipino maxim that says that if the blanket is short we should learn to compromise. And Filipinos are surely one of the most flexible people when it comes to compromising. We know how to make a situation better no matter how utterly hard it is. We are built to survive and our resilience is simply outstanding, to the point where it gets exploited, when even our leaders depend on our resilience instead of formulating and legislating actions that would improve the lives of the people.
In other countries, it seems like they have their own way to survive. Just like this man whose actions on the train was noticed because of it being bizarre. In the video, it can be seen that he’s licking his shoes to shine them. Yes, you read that right. The man was licking his shoes to give it an ultra and instant shine.
A lot of people commented on how thrifty and practical the guy is. But more people were concerned with his mental health. Let’s face it, no matter how low one’s budget is it is never normal to lick your shoes just to shine them. For them, it is a sign that the man is troubled and needs immediate help.
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We hope that this man finds a way to become better. The health hazards of having contact with shoes that have been used and exposed to dirt is simply hard to just dismiss.