Wait until you guys work okay!
It started one day as I was driving to class that morning, my car ( a six going seven year old car) suddenly gave way and wasnt about to budge at the traffic light. After jerking for a few times, I stepped on the accelerator harder thinking that I might have not slammed hard enough for it to move. The temperature was normal (so was the fuel tank indicator ok). To my dismay, it was obviously another episode of that "whatswrongwithyou!" moment. I had several breakdowns for the past two years and this was definitely not good. Both out of Kuantan, one in front of Batu Caves (where we stopped for ice-cream) and the other at Genting Sempah (no I didnt stop at the McD as I was very upset). People say that the best time to test your patience is whenever you are tested in unforeseen circumstances, you can still SMILE. Well, I DID. But, 0nly for the first ONE hour. The fact that the car was recently repaired (which cost close to RM3K), made we wonder what went on this time. The car was moving so slow that I had to switch on the hazard light to tell other road users that there was this "whatswrongwiththiscar" moment and not "whatswrongwiththisladydriver" instead. Two days later the temperature went up and I think I have had enough of these episodes! Therefore....., if I need to buy a new one, be it! Suddenly, it dawn on me......the down payment.....bloody sucking interests etc...if only MONEY is not a problem.....
So...I decided to ask my students what do they think MONEY means to them. It was section 32 who gave me numerous and amazing responses. How come these 21-22 year old students able to see the importance while I didnt when I was their age?? HOw naive could I be? No wonder I married early even though I didnt come from a rich family!(neither did shafiq's father). No regrets, lesson learnt and we moved on but wow!!!guys you really are matured young adults..So, let us see whether you can say and add something more like desire vs needs...or having to achieve more...what do you mean by this?..or having a better life..how do you define 'better'?..you will be able to buy what you want...so what is the limit? is that so?? Which means you might not have watched the movie 'Indecent Proposal' featuring Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson (and charming Roberd Redford phew..)
In case you havent, it is a story of a financially strapped couple who were betting on a quick trip to Las Vegas. They needed 50K to save their dreamed property. They won $25K the first day and continued betting the next. Obviously they lost and then came the billionaire (why does it have to be Robert Redford...ahhh) who offered $1 Million (this is in the 8o's ok? A million in the 80's is equal to ..I dont know...$5M perhaps?) to spend a night with Demi. Of course if it was u, the moment u hear this, you would say "No way!" and sure enough Woody said, "You go to hell!" (sorry I never use that). But, you got to watch the movie to have a better understanding :-)
So, I pass the ball to your court now, your comments are highly appreciated and let's get the ball rolling!