Pay Your Own Way

November 25, 2008

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Pay your own way. You won’t owe anyone anything. Anything!

You won’t be compromised by the fear of disappointing people. Other people’s expectations will simply be their expectations, not your obligation.

You can make your own decisions: where to go, what to do, where to stay, what to eat, when to leave, and when to remain home. You can say no without feeling guilty and yes without feeling selfish.

If you cannot afford the things you want to do without someone else’s paying for you, let it be a reminder of your limitations, an encouragement to expand.Β  Reality is creativity’s best inspiration.

If you want to do something that badly, you’ll do it. You’ll make a plan or figure out a way. You can do it if you really want to.

And if you can’t figure out a way to do what you want right now, then you have an even more valuable lesson to learn. Maybe you have to rethink how you live your life, what makes you happy, what you can and can’t afford. Maybe your work needs to be more fulfilling so you don’t feel you need to reward yourself for suffering at a boring job.

A happy life is scaled to your reality, not your fantasy.

A wealthy person can have anything he or she wants – but not everything.

A rich person needs nothing.

A poor person feels in debt to the entire world.

I need nothing from others but understanding.

I give what I need to myself.

Whoever loves me loves me.

Who does not does not.

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5 Responses to “Pay Your Own Way”


  1. I like that. Time to wonder if I’m truly Mr. Independent… πŸ™‚

    I’m sure you are, Kenny. πŸ™‚

  2. misti Says:

    i.. i.. love .. you babe!

    I love you too, Misti. πŸ˜€


  3. Ah… The philosophy of independence… Well said Jem!

    Don be a parasite! Be an beneficial, independent being!

    Thanks, Lizzy. πŸ™‚

  4. Kyels Says:

    It’s better to be independent b/c when we depend on others we’d be really helpless and backbone-less.

    πŸ˜‰

    Well, we don’t want to be either, do we, Kyels? πŸ˜‰

  5. waz Says:

    @ “You can make your own decisions: where to go, what to do, where to stay, what to eat, when to leave, and when to remain home. You can say no without feeling guilty and yes without feeling selfish.” ->
    this is soooo me! But, then, you know, you always run the risk of being labeled as a snob! πŸ˜›

    @ “A wealthy person can have anything he or she wants – but not everything.” -> hehehehe…money does not bring quality of life nor does it actually buy happiness! πŸ˜€

    People can call us whatever they like, Waz.
    Our true friends knows who we really are & more importantly.. we ourselves knows us best.

    I, for one, don’t believe that money can buy happiness. πŸ˜‰


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