The quote above speaks a thousand words! I was immediately taken back to when I just started working many years ago where I didn’t think twice on things I bought for myself. There are two schools of thought: one which says you should live each day as if it were your last and the other which says you should value each day as it were your last. The former is based on a temporary state of happiness, not taking into consideration the value of long term planning.
There is a big difference between those who have no concept of financial stability and someone who always saves and plans their budgets. The first set of people have expenditures that the other set of people find superfluous, unnecessary. They love being pampered, party often maybe, get things that they believe will make them happy whereas the others steer away from this materialistic culture.
Happiness is a very relative term and both sets of individuals would say that they are happy. One man’s food is another man’s poison. Each of us have our own needs and not everyone is the similar in their path to happiness. But what happens when tragedy strikes and you have nothing to fall back on? This could put you in a potentially devastating situation.
I am not saying deprive yourself of anything? What’s the point of working so hard if you aren’t living your life! But living your life in moderation, living well within your means and ensuring you are saving for a rainy day. Burning up for temporary pleasure will not help you in anyway. Ensuring you invest in yourself and your future is the way to go. The way you live today will determine what you future will look like.
Enjoy this classic “Catch a Falling Star” by Perry Como, which is apt for today’s quote