It was quite an unexpected conversation that I had with my friend recently.
He was telling me that he should own a car no matter how poor he was. At first, I thought he was joking, but he was serious. I could tell from the look in his eyes and the tone of his voice that he was resolute about this.
My friend had grown up in a low-income family and always dreamed of owning a car.
His parents had never allowed him to do so, as they believed it was too expensive and impractical. But the ambition to own a car never left him, and he had made it his life’s goal to achieve it.
At first, I thought his ambition was ridiculous and that he should focus on more practical goals. But then I started to understand why he was so intent on achieving this goal. He wanted to prove to himself and to everyone around him that he was capable of achieving something despite his financial circumstances.
So, my friend started taking on extra shifts at work to save up for his dream car. He also started eating more basic meals like rice with soya sauce to save money. It was clear that he was sacrificing a lot to achieve his goal.
The more I saw him sacrifice for his goal, the more I started to admire him.
But I found out his reason to get a car is to ‘get girls’
He told me that he had recently bought a car, and he was really proud of it. It was a nice car, but I was a little surprised to hear why he bought it. According to him, he bought it to “get girls”. He was hoping that a nice car would help him attract women, and he was willing to spend the money to make it happen.
At first, I thought this was a bad idea. I mean, sure, a nice car can help you look good, but it’s not going to guarantee you a date. You still have to be able to hold a conversation, be interesting, and be a good person. Plus, buying a car is a big financial decision, and it’s not something you should take lightly.
Unfortunately, my friend didn’t think too much about the financial implications of his decision. He bought the car on a whim, and he immediately regretted it. The car was costing him a lot of money. He had to pay for insurance, gas, and maintenance costs. He was also worried about the depreciation of the car’s value, which is something he hadn’t considered before.
It was clear that my friend had made a poor financial decision. He had bought the car in the hopes of impressing women, but the costs of owning it were outweighing the benefits. Not only was he paying a lot of money for the car, but he was also spending his time and energy worrying about it.