2 years back, I wrote a post, where I wondered why am I just giving the money away.
And now, 2 years after that I have realized that I don’t actually give ‘that’ much of money. I realized this because, I found that money given to me, ‘stays’ with me for quite long. (unless its very, very important to spend)
I just can’t bring myself to spend money excessively. You can call me niggardly or a Scrooge. But that’s the way it is. I don’t see the point in people paying thousands of rupees for things that lack worth or can easily be termed ‘useless’. I dislike shopping (even if it is a bookstore), and you won’t spot me eating or giving treats at large food joints if there is no such special occasion. (Unlike many I know who don’t need reasons to get out and stuff food in their stomach)
By now, some of your critic minds must have started thinking that I am just a ‘werido’ who lacks general interest in living life. But who cares.
In fact I have started believing that I like to ‘earn’ way more than I like to spend. Spending has to be kept for the things I really like. For e.g: Buying things diligently to gift someone important.
Moreover, I don’t think that its OK to save money for the rainy day, when you ruin all your summers, springs and winters in the process. But it just feels stupid to not pay attention to the hard-earned money. I guess, one does not realize this till he/she starts earning.
Miser is definitely an exaggeration, but I won’t mind being called one. Because, when its your money you know its value.
I read a joke about this :
Yesterday, my friend’s car was stolen in night. They found it on the next corner of the road next morning. Their car had only so much petrol that it could only reach the next corner. His father is a proud miser today. 😉