I think I can speak on behalf of everyone living out there: at some point, money has or will be a problem. Whether you’re not financially stable enough to provide for yourself and others or the complete opposite and it can often create uncomfortable scenarios. These cases of not it is and always will be an issue.
At the moment I’m a student surviving off my father and I’m not the sort of person who agrees with taking advantage of their parents and I do take into consideration the amount of hours he works for his money and so I don’t ever ask for anything more than I need. However sometimes it’s nice to indulge a little, to be treated, to have that £5 ready meal instead of the £2! But it’s just not fair on him. I’ve learned to live without many many luxuries and to be grateful for what I have. I’m not selfish, I’m not naive and I know how to survive on my own two feet; but I still can’t help but feel guilty.
I know there are people out there who feel they ‘deserve’ the finer things in live and they’re all cosy with their money stacking up and they come from a money tree of a family and I just feel that they should take a step back and really appreciate what they have. Actually think about the things they ‘need’ and separate them from the ‘wants’.
Money is a huge motivator in life for me. It affects practically every decision I make and choices I make for the future. I just don’t want to be scrimping and saving my whole life. I want to be proud of what I’ve achieved and have something to show for it. Plus I’ve promised my Dad a nifty two-seater sports car… oh and a room in my huge house so he won’t have to go to an old people’s home heheh ;).
Not quite sure what the point is that I’m trying to make here but I just felt the need to write about something that’s troubling me.