Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Activities in the past and present

When we are young, back in 6 to 12 years old, we use to do lots of activities with friends without worrying so much because we don’t take anything for granted. For example, playing hide and seek is costless activity that most of us grow up with. But now, when reaching teenagers or adult stage, everything needs money.

I will break up the parts:
Kindergarten and Primary School = play game tag at no cost
Secondary school = go for food in coffee shop to chit chat only cost RM1-2
College = Go to restaurant eat for chit chat cost RM10-20
University = Go to celebrate cost RM30-50

The question is do we need money to maintain or enhance friendship/relationship? YES!
Keep in touch with friends use phone/internet need money, go out will even use more money such as transport and foods. Even though I have reject countless invitations, sometimes it is so embarrassed to let people treats me because I have no enough money. In some cases, it is cheaper to find your old friends than getting a new friend these days.

Nowadays, more people want to become “friend” because of advantage they can get. Luckily, good friends will care about your financial status unlike some people who are inconsiderate about your financial problem and insist you to go out to spend money on activities.

All these can be summarize into 1 line:
No working > no money > no talk> no friends

1 comment:

ken said...

I gotta agree.. life is about money when we're grown up and can't depend on parents anymore.. good friends are always the peeps that understand if you say "no" to something that costs a lot (if they're planning on saving lah) :)