|Originally posted by DJ RANN |
Here's the problem then - you should try to make yourself understand that buying something you will not need - something essentially useless - even if it is related to your work and source of income, is not an investment, but a simple waste of money.
I think you're someone that understand efficiency, and this is the polar opposite.
Put yourself in the mindset that these things are actually obstacles to your final goal (you would spend less time on this crap, not to mention have more money to buy things that actually matter or at least things you really like to collect as a hobby such as scores or vintage mics or SS uniforms etc).
Your disassociation to money is because you can get paid large sums relatively quickly. If you've ever not been able to make rent or buy food, without any safety net, money gets valued as life (sadly). I've been there and will never go back - I grew up poor, but not wanting, and later when I left home there were a couple of times that were straight out of pursuit of happiness. That's always in the back of my mind and is at least a subconscious driver to where I have got today and my current holdings which are in pretty good shape. I'm not telling you lose everything, just think about how shit it would be if you did, and use that to make sure it never happens. You also certainly have a taste for the finer things and think what it would be like to never have access to those things; it will give you some perspective about hanging on to money and wanting long term assets such as a house (or several) a business. It's not about material things, it's about stability and quality of life.
i've been poor. But i suppose it was a choice. My parents could of sent me money but i was too proud to ask. I've used food banks while in school then just started shoplifting food because the foodbanks didn't carry the sort of meat i wanted. But ya , that feeling you speak of, i have never really had it. Everyone in my family has a masters + and all make money.
But my parents came here with nothing and growing up, a coke was like a special event. I remember how we were trained to only ever ask for water if we went out. Violin lessons and piano lessons sure,, but i never had an allowance. Never received any money actually as a teenager. I think that is normal anywhere else but in NA , kids just don't work until like 18. So their parents subsidize their fucking around.
My soccer shoes were always used and i was on the montreal regional soccer team which was well the highest you go before going pro and like my shoes were worth 15$. I remember my coach buying me shoes and dad got so offended because the point was that he could of bought rocket boots if he wanted, but the lesson was that i didn't need them. What a dick. lol. My hockey helmet was this piece of shit orange thing painted black but of course the black would show spots of orange. That kind of shit as a kid can make you an easy target which i think is why i have pretty thick skin. But ya , not poor, just jew like in their spending.
I think I need to just stop looking. If i need something , then it will be self evident, and i will go look for a solution.
And my tastes are actually not that great. I don't care for good food or drink. My girlfriend is just a spoiled brat. I mean food for me is just not important. I think in my undergrad, i had a rotation of 3 meals for 4 years. it was healthy, had all the required veggies but ya, i just dont' care about food at all.
"This is why Superman works alone." GC
old stuff from days gone by (2001-2004)
Mad For Brad's gay little contest
Last edited by Looney4Clooney on May-25-2012 at 23:41