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These Artists Illustrated How Downsizing Can Actually Be Good For You

Published 4 weeks ago

The Woke Salaryman is a comic series started by two friends, Goh Wei Choon and He Ruiming. The two had been friends during their study days but grew apart after graduating. Eventually they reconnected again after becoming colleagues and decided to make the most out of their rekindled friendship by starting the comic series.

In an interview with Bored Panda, the artists said they noticed how many of their peers were recklessly spending their money. “Some of them were in their 30s with very little savings. We found that scary, and wanted to trigger the young folks in our country to better their financial decisions and lives in general,” said the artists. “Along the way, audiences from other countries started to pick up on our page.”

In one of their most recent comics, Goh and He illustrated how downsizing could lead to a better life and the comic is truly eye-opening. Check it out below!

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The artists live in Singapore and say it’s one of the most materialistic and consumeristic on the planet. “Often, people get into meaningless competitions to see who can display more material wealth. This isn’t always good for people’s financial stability,” said the duo. They say they managed to save quite a bit of money by resisting peer pressure and living below their means. “We thought if people could see that doing this had its benefits, they’d be more open to trying this out,” explained the artists.

However, not everyone agreed with the duo’s message









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