Finally have gotten a start on retouching my dissertation . Today I spent most of it reading my dissertation, as well as looking into new subjects for it. Such as thinking of other cultures that money is heavily evolved in. I thought of the gypsy community, as when there is an occasion. They go all out and money really is not a concern. This is mainly the view from "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" TV show on channel 4.
What does interest me about this culture is how they travel in their caravans and just because we see how they live from the outside. While we stay in our brick permanent houses. I know I assumed they hadn't much money and were actually rather poor. This isn't the case. Highly religious, some would say very old ways of thinking in how the girls are brought up . Such as no sex before marriage, married young, taken out of school from the age of 12, not believed to have jobs as the woman is to be kept at home to cook, clean and look after the children. The wedding day is truly the biggest day of a gypsy girls life. So yes, I find their culture very interesting in how they view consumerism and how they follow their tradition.
I also FINALLY got around into looking at the survey results from the after the festive season survey. I have to admit there was many of the results that shocked me. here our two that I found very interesting.
With this question I have to admit I thought I would get a higher number of people saying yes. As I know when speaking to family and friends a lot of people do say that they need a better way to save money. So for this to be a 50/50, I found pretty remarkable.
This seriously shocked me. I am very cheap when it comes to getting people Christmas presents. As some of my close friends will know, I hate that just because it's Christmas you have to get people gifts. I don't agree with that, I do know that yes it is different when it comes to children. When it comes to my own age group or anyone over 15 really. I do not see the point. If there is something in particular that you want and you ask for, that is fine. Even if you see something for someone that you know they'll love, again that's fine. But not just aimlessly going round buying people gifts for the sake of it. Little rant over...
Tomorrow I will be continuing on with my dissertation work.