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I earn a modest wage. Yes I give money away to people all the time. MSF, St Vincent de Paul, Matt Talbot, My old church and primary school even though I no longer participate in that religion it was still a great school that does a great job. I also donate to the Cancer Council of NSW. I also help many homeless individuals in my city, I am currently organising a trip to our national capital and I am sponsoring one of these individual into a major chess tournament as this game has helped him recover from years of alcohol abuse. If you are ever in Sydney U2U me and I will gladly introduce you.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
How much do you make a day? Do you give it to people who earn less than you or keep it?
If I did I would have no problem with the cost of these endeavours. I have not complained, once about the costs or complained that the associated costs were some how contrived to destroy my personal freedom and liberty at such a cost that i would be one dollar worse of, and that when contexualised against what some people live on dailey, would relegate my complaining about that one dollar as pathetic.
Ever waste any money on entertainment, have cable TV, the Internet (which is obvious), Magazines, any Hobbies, Ski, Snowboard, Dive or any other unnecessary thing instead of giving your money to others who are less fortunate?
No. Second hand from my brother, I ride bicycles everywhere but needed a care to drive my dad around for a while after he got serious clots from stenosis and calcification in his ateries and veins due to diabetes. The car is very useful.
Do you drive a Ford Focus or did you spend money on a vanity item like a mid-size or large car?
Drawings and a poster made by my nieces and nephews.
Any Artwork on your walls you bought?
I could be accuse of collecting bicycle as I have a few, but they are all specialized and have different function. One i use to race ironman distance triathlon, another is a hybrid commuter, and the last one a mountain bike with rigid forks and disk brakes that my employer purchased on my behalf so i could fullfill my role with greater efficiency. I am Just buying a studio apparment in centennial park sydney after living with my folks so we could save a really decent deposit. We almost bought a house a year and a half ago but luckily pulled out and just kept saving while people when nuts with loans and overpriced property. Lucky really.
Do you waste money collecting anything? Do you live in a house larger than you need?
Remember, you only need a couple of hundred square feet per person.
Got a large yard that wastes land?
A watch. A pair of cuff links from my uncle.
Do you own any jewelry?
Have any pets to feed?
Do you ever drive anywhere for pleasure and waste money on gas?
Ever take a vacation?
No they are not. Not even close. None of the above even come close to the damage smoking does. A watch tells me the time it has a function, i do not wear it as a habit, people are not disgusted by my watch, people ask me for the time, not how much time I waste when I need a smoke. A car enables me to serve many, many community, social and family needs as well as enable activities of daily living, smoking does none of these.
All of these things are a waste of money just like cigarettes.
No. Not until you find the bit where: I whine and complain about how much it costs me to partake in an activity that is blatantly stupid, destructive and scientifically and universall acknowledge as severly unhealthy. Not until then. Find the part where: me being a dollar worse of inspires my whining and complaining. Find the part where: I fail to see that if i quit the activity that sees me a dollar worse of I would be infinitly better off through a vast number of ways, health wise, financially.
Got a log in your eye? Does it hurt?