Man Alive! There was a time when I just spent money as fast as I had it.
I think it had something to do with not understanding what money was.
I used to think that it was created to be spent, and it didn't matter what it was spent on, but as long as I didn't have it- it was ok.
Maybe it had something to do with always seeing people around me doing that, or because I had some issues about my skin color! Maybe it was just that I didn't have anyone to tell me what money really is-
It is ENERGY.
The energy of CHOICE.
When you have more money, you have more choices-
everyone knows that, but what you maybe don't know is that the less money you have, the less choices you have.
When you've got it, you can choose your doctors, your education, your friends. When you don't, you are going to the worst places, the worst people, and the worst friends. that's right- I said it.
Poor people make WORSE friends because they'll sell you out for enough money! Hell, I'd trade you in right now! - just kidding.... (well, wait- how much?) but you know what I mean.
Poor people do NOT go to the best doctors, and they don't get to go to the best schools. If you start to think of money as energy, and choice energy, then maybe those new sneakers won't be so cool.
Or maybe buying that STUPID ASS ringtone won't be so alluring.
Now, don't get me wrong- if you want these things, then great, but I just want you to realize that you are taking away from some of your other choices, or rather that if you want that, and the same choice, then you should make more money.
There is enough money in the world for everyone, just as there are enough choices for everyone, but some of us squander it. I used to do that all the time, and I can't say that this energy idea came as a flash. It came slowly, as I realized my friends spent money on things that I slowly lost interest in.
Wow- Drugs are a waste of time! I mean, they can be fun, I guess, but they're just not something that you should INVEST IN, y'know?
So, think about that- when you are investing TIME and ENERGY (both are money), make SURE you know where you want it to go.