He grows up so fast… where has the time gone?
- Age: 30
- Income: $10k/mth
- Only child
Boy, the lights in the storeroom aren’t working, can you help me take a look? My back is hurting, so I can’t do it myself. Pa, I’ve told you before. Just call a technician to fix it.
For such a small task, why waste money? Don’t worry, I’ll pay for it, OK?
It’s not about that- OK, OK, don’t argue… Boy, you want some fruit?
I’ll pass. I’m borrowing the car, OK? I’m meeting friends for supper. Aiya, it’s still early; we just finished dinner. Eat fruit and digest a bit first.
Every day, go out and spend money… You should learn to save better… Money is earned to be spent!
Hmm. If you earn so much money, why don’t you buy your car? OK, then, how about I pay you to use the car every time I go out? How much do you want? Come.
IT’S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY! To you, everything is about money, money, money
We earn money to solve problems! What’s the big deal?! There’s more to life than just money! When we grow old, will you even spend time with us? I bet you’ll stuff us in a nursing home!
What’s wrong with nursing homes? A high-class one has the best facilities and professionals who can provide even better quality of care for you. The best money can buy, OK!
YOU THINK I DON’T HAVE MONEY? I ALSO HAVE MONEY. I DON’T NEED YOUR MONEY! OUR HOME IS NOT A HOTEL!
Since when did our relationship become something transactional?
He’s worked hard and got a good job… but he still has his whole life ahead of him… Is there nothing more I can teach him as a father?
Pa was a bit harsh, but you know him, la, he means well…
His ego won’t let him say this, so I’ll say for him… We also want to spend some time with you once in a while. We are both very proud of your success at such a young age, and we know you’ll be OK when we are gone. Money is important, but…
You can’t put a price tag on relationships and time. Drive safely if you’re going out, OK?
Eat before you go out. ..Orh…
“It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.”
George Horace Lorimer