market-ticker.org / by Karl Denninger / 2017-03-13
Adulting is, simply put, the process of being an adult.
It appears to be deceptively simple: Get a job, pay rent or a mortgage, meet your utility bills so the power and water stay on, and have enough left for transportation and groceries.
Too bad it’s not that simple.
See, adulting also includes anticipating likely or worse, mathematically or physically certain — or highly likely — events.
For example your car will wear out. Your house will require a new roof. Your refrigerator, dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer and coffee maker will fail. They’re mechanical things and most require some sort of maintenance — but even if not it is a certainty that at some point all will require replacement. You had better budget for these events in advance lest you not have the money when they turn turtle on you.
If you allow yourself to become overweight you are much more likely to require medical attention. If you allow yourself to become obese then your odds go way up for a whole host of really nasty problems: Heart attack, stroke, diabetes, the destruction of your hip and knee joints and more. In fact it is virtually certain you will have weight-related medical problems serious enough to impair your enjoyment of life and cost you tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars.