Okay, this may occur sad to some of you but what the hell - I wasn't born with a silver spoon and I can't afford such luxury. Yet.
Someone once said to me, "When you receive your first salary, make sure you treat your friends and family a good meal. And most importantly, get yourself a Levi's jeans using your hard earned money."
For some people, this legendary pair of jeans is a symbol of wealth, power and style. Buying it yourself if you can easily afford is different. But buying a mere pair of jeans that costs more than your house rent when you finally can afford it; that's where ownership is power. It is the beginning of your working life and the coveting of all things material. You will also treasure and remember it for the rest of your life.
I, too, believed in this principle.
But sometimes, our lust for all things material brings down that pillar that had guided us and we fall for shortcuts in life.
I just had to have it. Now.
And no, I DIDN'T NICK IT.
I just happen to be lucky to be granted this wish by my significant other. He's one in a gazillion. Talk about shortcuts huh. I will still remember and treasure it (and of course, his act of generosity) for the rest of my life.
There was a tinge of shame though, for not sticking to this principle. But when one principle goes down the drain, you can always create a new one.
So for my first salary, I will treat my friends and family a nice meal, and get me a GUESS bag.