As a kid growing up, I always had the desire to be successful financially. For me it meant being able to work and earn my own living and never be dependent.
I do not care about being super rich and being on Forbes, but I do want to earn enough to take care of myself and my dependents, invest, do all I desire to do and still have extra left.
I still do have that desire, and this girl is working and praying hard that I get to that level, but before I do, value still needs to be constantly added to my life.
I guess I noticed early on that money speaks, it is a universal language that commands attention.
It commands respect and there is a tendency for people to look down their noses at you if you do not have money regardless of race and belief and gender.
There is nothing bad in being dependent but I feel like you are enslaved to people’s mood swings and thus in a precarious situation.
It is rare to find someone who just gives you money and does not feel like that they should have some kind of hold over you.
Technically you are being done a favor knowingly or unknowingly.
When we are broke, there is a tendency to become sad and unhappy. We become “handicapped” and it seems like there is not a lot one can do.
Of course our happiness should not be dependent on money and there are people that argue that money cannot buy true happiness, well true, because true happiness can only be found in God and he gives the power to make wealth.
We just can’t deny that money answers all things. That is why people go to great lengths to have money.
So I want to ask, Is it possible to add value to yourself without money? If Yes, How? I really would love to know, bearing in mind that basic education requires money in one way or the other, either to pay fees, buy books, transport or feed etc.