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Why Should They So Obsess With My Money?

Posted on: October 16, 2011

I am a type of person who never denies that money is important. How could I survive with my life without it? Let’s say that money doesn’t buy us happiness, but in fact, have you ever seen a happy homeless out there? And don’t you feel happy everytime you buy something you desire, or when you go somewhere you’ve been dreaming of? Buying your dreams stuffs and visiting your dream places need certain amount of money right? So who says money can’t buy you happiness? You need money to buy the things which make you happy. Agree or disagree, in fact… money takes a significant role in your happiness. So I think… you’re a kind of hypocrite if you are saying that money is not important.

Until lately… something happened to me and changed a little bit of my perspective about money. I have just met certain people who praised money so much more than I do. I don’t want to tell anyone the details here… but here is the summary: they are the people who always watch my back, always look for any chance to bring me down, and can’t help themselves from bragging something which they think is better than me. They try so much effort so that they could have a chance to look down at me, create scenarios to make things which I’m so proud of becomes worthless, and always curious with my life by pretending like they care about my hard times. They don’t care with the fact that I might get hurt with their words.

Since I was in the college, I started to wonder why people so cared about my test scores. And now I started to wonder why people so care about my salary. It’s no longer a GPA competition; it has turned to be a money competition between us. But the question is… who told them that we have a competition in here? Because in fact, I never consider that I’m currently competing my annual income with whoever’s in this world. And the funny thing is… why should they treat me like a competitor in a competition while in fact, there is no trophy at stake? It’s not like somebody would get a prize if their salary exceeds mine right?

Sometimes I wonder whether I’ve done something wrong which make people act like that to me. Have I ever, back in the past, did something which might hurt them so that they want to do me a revenge? Am I that kind of snob girl whom they want to knock-down? I never disclose to anyone of them how much taxes I have to pay every year, how many incremental I have achieved every year, not even mentioning my salary figure without being asked. So seriously… why should they treat me as bad as they treat an enemy?

I think it’s gonna be a waste of time if I keep asking what did I do wrong which makes me deserve this. Let’s just taking the bright side… Seeing people so cared about my money has made me realize that having a lot of money doesn’t guarantee that you would be happy with your life. The people whom I mention here are people whom I can say that they are rich. One of them has a rich daddy, one of them works in a reputable multinational company, and one of them has monthly salary which is I know higher than me. So can’t you see the way I see this? A lot of money doesn’t make them satisfy with their life. It feels like they still have to bad mouth me, or brag me, or show me off to gain more satisfaction maybe? Whatever their reasons, the point is that, if they are already happy with the huge money they have, then why should they still think it’s gonna be fun to bring me down?

I still need money to live my life. I know that I can not having so much fun without sufficient money. I also can not fulfill my dreams to see the world without certain money in my bank account. I still say that money is important. I just now realize that having a lot of money is not enough to make you happy. There is one more thing that you shall do to be happy with your money: you have to know how to be grateful with every cent you have in your pocket. I’m not judging that those people are not grateful with their incomes. They probably are, but they do not do it properly. Trying to show off is not a part of being grateful right?

I also learn that I don’t want to be such a person like them. I don’t need to be the richest just to be the happiest. I only need to focus with my own career and if I make a comparison, I do it so that I know how much the market price to avoid me from being underpaid. I will not do any comparison just to make me feel like I’m the best among them. I do believe that there is always a higher sky above the sky. So if I have to act like them, I will never get my own happiness because there will always be someone out there whose salary is higher than me. Besides, someone who has less money than me today could be someone who is richer than me in the future. So I think… there is no need for me to put myself in an imaginary competition like that. Being acknowledged as the richest won’t add more numbers in my bank account right? Even Forbes never gives any prize to the richest people they mention in their magazine!

Regarding all of those bad mouths… well I think, the only thing I need to do is growing fabulous so that they will have to spend much more times to figure out certain new ways to bring me down, hehehehe.


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Life took me to many unimaginable people. The super kind, the selfless, the brave men, and of course, the mean and rude people, cheaters, liars, hypocrites, extremely arrogant, and all other qualities that got me thinking, “I never thought such people like these do exist!”
But I’ve also come to learn that sometimes, there is a bright side of the darkest people I know. They’re not always good, but they’re not always bad either.
At the end of the day, it helps me to define the people I can bear and the people I can’t stand. And most importantly, it helps me to decide the person I would like to become. I’m not a funny person. I’m not good at mingle with random people. I’m fierce, I’m a straight-talker, I get annoyed easily, and I have this resting b face that makes me look angry all the times. I’m not that kind of person whom people would miss when I’m not around.
But you know what?
I’m okay with all that flaws I have in me. Nobody is perfect, and neither am I. At the same time; everyone on earth is special, and so am I.
I know my worth. I know what I’m very good at. I know what I want and I work hard to make it happen. I’m a go getter and I fight my battles. I’m not an angel, but I’m not a devil either.
I was born to be the very best of myself, and just because I don’t always have what others have, it doens’t make me less as a person inside out. I’m whole just the way I am, and I’m beyond grateful of all that. I know that my career has been a bit of trouble for my personal life. I admit that it feels like a loss to me sometimes, but you know what? I don’t feel sorry about all that, not a even just a little bit.
My career has given me a comfort bed to sleep, taken me to the places I’ve never seen, brought me to the incredible people who end up as my best friends, and most importantly, it has really made my parents proud. I can sleep tight at night knowing that at least, I can support my parents after their retirements.
The way I see it, there’s nothing bad about all that, so why should anybody in my position feel sorry and less proud about their own hard works?
Don’t let anybody make you feel less than who you are. Make yourself and your loved ones proud, and for me, the rest doesn’t matter at all.
Be great, women! Whatever you choose to do for your own life, be great at it and don’t feel sorry for anything good in your life! Happy International Women’s day and stay awesome!

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