You've heard the phrase “transient life style.” What is it? How does it relate to how most people live in the United States? And what does this have to do with you? In this brief article, we'll answer these questions and more.
The transient lifestyle involves a lot of different things. For starters, it means that when an individual stays in one location for a long period of time, they tend to do what they're accustomed to doing: they tend to fall into the “obligation cycle” where they have to consistently provide more care for their own personal objects in order to maintain their level of dependency on others. Listing one of their personal objects as a dependency is what causes them to be so familiar with the process. This is the first part of the dependency cycle. And this cycle is one of the most commonly used, and least understood, of all the cycles in the life of humans.
With that being said, you can see why many cases of dependency cycle problems result from a temporary lifestyle. Let's take the example of the individual who has been in the military for 20 years. At the end of that time, their wife has asked them to move into an assisted living facility because she needs assistance of medical nature. The couple has been married for five years, so their income (aside from their base salary of $33k per year) is minimal. This means that their dependency on each other is high.
What is meant by this example is that many cases of dependency are caused by the transient lifestyles we have. But it isn't just the military couples who get this problem. Many times, I meet business executives or marketing professionals who have had long careers and retired after having children. They aren't really 'tied' to their home life, but still find themselves needing someone to care for them when they are away from home for long periods of time (as much as several months).
These transient lifestyles can be caused by many different factors. For example, let's say you have a friend who is addicted to cocaine. They have become homeless due to their addiction and they don't know where they will go next. You can help them get off of the streets by putting them in an inpatient rehab facility, where they can receive help with their addiction and at the same time, learn how to lead a sober lifestyle.
Another example is when you have a transient lifestyle, you might be a vagrant (a homeless person). It might surprise you to learn that there are many transient people in our society! While being a vagrant ( homeless person) isn't a bad thing in and of itself, it can lead to many different problems. For example, being homeless can affect your physical health by adding toxins to your body, but it can also affect your mental health and in some cases your social or psychological health. Vaginitis, an infection of the vagina, is a common problem for vagrants and can also increase the chances of having an STD (sexually transmitted disease).
To avoid such negative instances, you should keep an eye on yourself. Ask yourself these questions, “Am I a homeless person? If so, how do I make my transition from my current life to my new lifestyle going smoothly? If not, are there ways that I can cut down on my chances of becoming homeless?” In addition, it is important that you keep in mind that it is OK to live a temporary lifestyle, but you need to be sure that you are not setting yourself up for something worse down the road.
Being transient can mean that you are a vagrant, a transient landlord or a transient friend. But it doesn't mean that you shouldn't enjoy what life has to offer because you are transient. So, enjoy your transient lifestyle!