I was so excited, my brother moved away recently and he said "my car will be yours to use" and he left this beautiful G37 parked in my driveway
then we went to the insurance company and my dads like "I'm not paying this much for car insurance" LOL but I have 800-900 saved up so I tried my best to persuade him to let me help. I got a long speech about value and responsibility bla bla etc no luck haha
it was only just a dream :(
why are the fun and beautiful things in life so expensive and hard to get?
Now to learn how to drive a 6-Speed 😈
Most Helpful Girl
I knew early on that I wanted to drive. I started babysitting at age 10 and just saved. I got some other jobs and actually employed just as I turned 16. I made the $200/month insurance payments plus other payments because that's what I wanted.
I got the same speech growing up, about responsibility. My family didn't have a lot of money growing up, but once we did I still had to bust my butt to earn what I wanted. Sadly, that's life. But I think working towards what you truly want makes you stronger and a better person. You can do it if you really want it! :)0
Most Helpful Guy
"why are the fun and beautiful things in life so expensive and hard to get?"
Because if they weren't, you wouldn't appreciate them.
Take this car: yes, you'd love to be able to drive it, and it would be great fun, but you'd probably be tempted to drive it too fast and to take dumb chances (texting while driving, being distracted by friends in the car, etc.), and the bottom line is: you can't afford to fix it if you break it. So... if you broke it, you'd be out a car and your brother would be out a car. That's not right.
If, on the other hand, you worked your ass off to afford a nice car (even if it wasn't this nice), you'd naturally be MUCH more careful with it, and tend to take much better care of it, because you worked so hard for it. You would understand its value.
People generally don't value things that are given to them freely, but they DO tend to value things they had to work hard for. That's one of the reasons welfare (in all of it's many forms, including housing, medicine, and so on) is so often unsuccessful: if it's "free", then it has little value to people who receive it.1