My friend Carol asked me, the other day, if the topic of money ever comes up, in the various groups I facilitate.
She pointed out how money (in this culture, at least) can be the most taboo and secret topic, of all. And she quoted a saying, about that, which I can’t quite remember.
When I just Googled “Money taboo topic,” these were the top links that came up for me, this morning:
Why is it so hard to talk about money? – Money – TODAY.com
Once Taboo Topic, Money, Now Critical Therapy Issue
Is Money Still a Taboo Topic for Couples? | Wall St. Cheat Sheet
It’s Time To Break the Money Taboo by Shira Boss – Beliefnet.com
Dare You Discuss This Taboo Topic? – Netscape What’s New
I will tell you this: I made LOTS of mistakes when I was creating the above paragraph of links.
Maybe that shows that I’m anxious.
Maybe I’m anxious, because:
- I need something to eat (see this post, for more about that).
- I’m concerned I might be late to work (see this post, for more about that).
- My notebook computer is getting low on power (see this post, for more about that).
- The topic of money makes me nervous (see this post — and the one I’m currently writing — for more about that).
Actually, the topic of money has been coming up, a lot, in individual therapy sessions at work. A lot.
But not so much — or at least, not so clearly — in groups.
I wonder why that is?
I’m sure I could speculate about that, if I had more time (or a little less anxiety) this morning.
But I don’t.
Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to post a photo, of something I have in my office:
Over the years, a lot of people have told me they like that clock.
I do too.
Thanks to Carol, to Joie de Vivre*, and to all of you for reading today, no matter where you are (about this topic, or elsewhere).
* The store where I bought this clock, many years ago.