When I was a kid, my parents didn’t spoil us. Especially my mom. Whenever I take an interest to something, be it a toy or a dress, or basically anything, she wouldn’t buy it an instant. She would first weigh the pros and cons. With toys, most of the time, she wouldn’t buy it for us. She would tell us that we don’t need a new toy, or we aren’t rich, we don’t have enough money. In that sense, my brother and I grew up controlling ourselves in spending money on things we don’t actually need. My parents imbued to us the virtue of being wise in spending hard-earned money.
Now that I am working and earning my own salary, well, I wouldn’t say that I don’t waste money. I do, most of the time. But I try to make sure I don’t waste it on impulse buying. I have a lot of more important things to spend my money for. BUT.
BUT, when I was a kid, for the most part of my childhood, I spent my time playing Lego. I focused mainly on playing those toys since I only have few other toys that isn’t Lego. And while I was growing up, mainly during college, I realized that I have some deep-seated longing for toys. So, now that I am earning on my own, I buy the toys that I wanted to have. And no, I don’t do impulse buying. I take time to consider on whether I really like it, or I just like it for the moment. I don’t want to waste my money and regret buying the toy.
How about you? Do you have any childhood dream you want to pursue?