Life lessons

Sacrifice

There are some things one has to sacrifice in order to have something else. Like a pleasureable holiday in the snow in order to continue to save money for bills and for an ultimate goal. But some people assume you are boring. Or that you are not making the most of this time of your life (your twenties). Or that you are possibly being antisocial.

But what do they know now? It’s hard to imagine what it is like when you don’t have all the responsibilities or bills but get the same amount of pay (or more) as I do. It is a lot easier then to spend it on holidays and travelling.

I am happy though. Happy to sacrifice something pleasureable in the present moment for something a lot more pleasureable later. Something that will hopefully not be a one-off pleasureable thing. And if I want a holiday, I’m happy to go away for a cheap weekend somewhere. Or even curl up at home with a book.

And one doesn’t always need to have something right away. Waiting for something and then getting it can make it a whole lot more pleasureable.

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Sam Liu
    17 April 2010 at 8:52 am

    A very wise and sensible opinion, one that will surely lead you to success and a happy life. I’m glad to know there are at least some mature people in the world.

  • bookslifenmore
    17 April 2010 at 9:43 am

    People will say things! It’s their choice, of course sometimes it hurts us but we know what’s best for us so I feel your approach is perfect! Chill!! šŸ™‚

  • mahmudfaisal
    17 April 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Waiting for something and then getting it can make it a whole lot more pleasureable.
    this lines are the perfect expressions… I feel the so..
    cheers PB… šŸ™‚

  • Titaxy
    17 April 2010 at 3:29 pm

    exactly…totally with you!

  • Reema
    17 April 2010 at 5:19 pm

    quite true…

  • Saya
    18 April 2010 at 6:55 am

    I totally agree. And when you have enough money to buy everything that you need.. you stop wantin things. Lovely to want something, wait for it… save for it.. sacrifice for it. You go girl.

  • Psych Babbler
    18 April 2010 at 7:08 am

    Thanks Sam! Makes me feel a whole lot better… =)

  • Psych Babbler
    18 April 2010 at 7:08 am

    Yeah it sometimes sucks. But I guess at the end of the day, we need to think about ourselves…

  • Psych Babbler
    18 April 2010 at 7:08 am

    Thanks Mahmud…it’s nice to see others that think in a similar manner…

  • Psych Babbler
    18 April 2010 at 7:09 am

    Thanks T! Glad to see others who understand and feel the same… =)

  • Psych Babbler
    18 April 2010 at 7:10 am

    Thanks Reema…

  • Psych Babbler
    18 April 2010 at 7:10 am

    Thanks Reema…

  • Psych Babbler
    18 April 2010 at 7:10 am

    Thanks Saya! =) You put it very well…it’s all the effort that goes into wanting that goal that eventually makes it worthwhile…

  • Roshan
    19 April 2010 at 3:12 pm

    The past two years I’ve planned small vacations away and canceled them at the last minute just thinking of the money angle. I still do not make as much as I thought I’d and hence money is a big deal for me. I keep thinking that I should save it and I am. The holiday will have to wait. For now, I just do staycations.

  • Psych Babbler
    21 April 2010 at 9:43 am

    Ah good to know there are people like me =) Some things are just more important than going away on holidays. And yes, if we do need a break, a staycation is a great way as you say! =)

  • Gyanban
    26 April 2010 at 4:08 am

    Waiting is a funny thing..if the waiting results in something good..then you think it was well worth it…but if not – then the thought of wasted time linger on for a long time…someone once said…when you have a check in hand – cash it…who knows it may bounce tomorrow…:-))