Money makes the world go round. Money makes your house warm and
your teeth clean. Money covers your feet and feeds your belly. Money awards
freedom and issues respect. Money gives you life.
Money also puts you in chains. Money keeps you shackled against
the grain. It keeps you confined to tedious jobs and daily routines. It makes
you scared to leave and terrified to die. It broadens your horizons while
confining you to four walls and water coolers. It makes you scornful and petty.
It makes you selfish and cheap.
Money is the only thing that can give you freedom while taking
it away. It turns men blind, thinking it gives them sight. It destroys
relationships and families as quickly as it creates them. It’s a necessity we
live with that becomes the only thing worth living for.
It’s the root of all evil, the doer of all good and the very
thing that defines our existence. We secure it in boxes and show it off in the
form of new shutters and Cadillacs.
We buy watches and purses to hold our money. We go to school to
learn how to turn money into more money.
Money is an acquaintance with which you should only give a
passing nod. It’s not your best friend nor your family. It’s a stranger you’re
forced to reckon with. It’s that man on the corner who yells at you to pay him
attention, if only for a second.
Money should be a friendly thing that helps you live, to give
you the freedom you can’t get without it. It should be appreciated but never
worshiped. You should be able to let it go as easily as you take it.
It should be used to help you fulfill your dreams and to just
get by. You should learn to struggle with it and strive with it. It’s a
necessity, but it’s not everything.
It’s the small part of your life that forces you to follow the
crowd, to do what you don’t feel like doing, just so you can be alone with a
bottle of wine and a new book.
Your life is for living, not for saving every cent. It’s for
enjoying the fruits of your labor and dying without a penny to your name. Life
isn’t about bank statements and fortunes, but collections of experiences and
daily struggles that make you who you’ll become.
In your twenties and thirties, it’s not about fancy clothes and
dinners. It’s about roughing it to get to that concert and swindling your way
into shots at the bar. We’re not supposed to be making a lot of money because
we don’t need a lot.
In case you’re still not sure, here’s how much money you should
You should be making enough money to buy your own groceries, to
think that bread is overpriced and milk and cheese will go the furthest for
You should be making enough to have your own apartment, shared
with one, two or three others.
You should be making enough to eat, but never feel completely
You should be making enough to go out once a week and get drunk
enough to cab it home, but worry about affording brunch the next morning.
You should be making enough to buy wine for $12 a bottle.
You should be making enough to never feel poor but have to
wonder what it’s like to have money.
You should be making enough to have a bed but never a headboard.
You should be making enough to sleep on sheets but never a full
You should be making enough to go to bars, but not without
pregaming just a little.
You should be making enough to feel like you can do anything,
but know it’s all really nothing.
You should be making enough to be able to travel the world but
never see the inside of a hotel.
You should be making enough to buy coffee in the morning but
lament how expensive it’s become.
You should be making enough to go shopping but return everything
you buy because you really don’t need new clothes.
You should be making enough to go to the movies, but only when
it’s something you HAVE to see.
You should be making enough to smoke weed but worry about where
your next eighth will come from.
You should be making enough to travel on trains but never in
You should be making enough to eat lobster, but only when in
You should be making enough to buy a car, but only because it’s
falling apart and you’re gonna use it to travel across states.
You should be making enough to go to the Plaza, but only to sit
in the lobby for drinks.
You should be making enough to buy yourself some new shoes, but
only because they’re for a once-in-a-lifetime date.
You should be making enough to take a woman out to dinner but
eat in for the next few nights.
You should be making enough to order takeout, but only if it’s
the lunch special.
You should be making enough to buy a new computer, but only
because you are going to write a best-selling novel.
You should be making enough to own a cat, but only feed it dry
You should be making enough to pick up the check, but only
because they’d do it for you.
I've not been updating my bloggie for a few months. This morning I went for the movie 'The Journey' with my grandmother, youngest aunt and cousin sis. Actually I was watching for the second time today, my tears still came out though... I'm a sentimental person, can cry easily when some scenes touched my heart.
Yesterday I went to Kampar to attend Angie's convocation held at UTAR. A very joyful day because I get to meet my friends again.
Me and Leanne on our way to Kampar
Angie, me and eQing
Bought a bouquet of yellow Lilies to Angie. Congratulations sis!
It's Kia Chun's graduation too, congratulations kia chun..
Hope to meet all of them soon. All the best to their future. Hope everyone excel in their career!