Remember the last question from my online slambook? What do you think about the most? And I answered:
I think about how can I pay all of my debts and until when will I be paying it. I also think about how I can help with the expenses here in our house and how I can treat my parents.
In short, I was thinking about money. Well who does not? Even the rich people are thinking about how they can grow their money by having their own business, investing in stocks or real estates and whatnot. Same thing with the whales in the crypto world. Most of us need money to survive.
When I first started working, I remember that most people in our company would always say to me that I do not need the money. They even thought that I was related to the owner of the coffee shop. My first job was at a coffee shop inside a gas station. Both were under one company so we get to be friends with the pump attendants and even with our admin staffs as their office was just above the coffee shop. That is also where I first fell in love with a pump attendant.
Going back, people would always go to me and ask me if I can lend them some money. Then that is the time that they would say that I am the type of person who does not need money because my parents have money. They also said that I was just probably working because I was bored and that I only needed some experience. Their assumptions were based on how they saw me that I graduated from a known private school, the kind of cellphone that I was using, my parents or my dad's driver would drive me to and from work, I always have packed meals and the list goes on.
I know that my salary before were not enough for myself that I even asked some money from my parents. It only shows that I needed the money right? My salary was intended for my own happiness. But yes, I still lend my money to some of the people in the company and I even joined paluwagan. As defined in this site, paluwagan is the Filipino money-lending system amongst friends and co-workers.
When I first started working, I was able to buy the things that I wanted. I neglected the concept of helping with the expenses in our house nor the concept of saving. It was my happiness over any other things. The mentality of "this is my money and I have worked hard for this so I should enjoy this to my heart's content".
Whenever people would tell me that I do not need money, I would just politely answer them that I do not think there is someone who does not need money. Do you think there is someone who does not need money? There were people whom I have met who said that they do not need money. I do not know what their basis are when they said that they do not need money. I actually wanted to tell them to just give me all their money but of course we were not that close. LOL. Why do you think there are people who would say that they do not need money? Why do you think people make assumptions about other people that they do not need money?
Like I have said earlier that there were people who have made assumptions about me that I do not need money and I on the other hand have also made assumptions about other people as well. They are the people whom I deemed as the lucky ones or the people that were born with a silver spoon in their mouth. Have you also made assumptions about that on other people? Even if I have assumptions about them, I just keep it to myself or tell someone about it but not directly to the person. After giving it some thought, I now take back what I have said that they do not need money. I just do not know with people who said that they do not need it. As for me, I know that we all need money to survive in our day to day lives. Money to buy our basic necessities. Money for our wants. And for some, money for power. But I also believe that there are a lot of things that money cannot buy. However, it will still go down to the fact that we all need money.
From the start I have been very vocal that I need money so that I can pay for my debts. I need money so that I can help with the expenses in our house. I need money so I can provide for my parents. I need money so that I can have a better and brighter future. I need money so that I can buy my needs and wants. Do you think I need the money or not? How about you? Are you the kind of person who needs money? Or are you the kind of person who doesn't? Why do you need it or why you don't?
*By the way, if you are going to say that you do not need the money, can you just give it to me? LOL.
P.S. lead image was from the time I did the Php50 challenge but failed. LOL. I know I have already used this as a lead image whenever my article was about money talks.