As I always said on my posts, my parents never spoiled us with money. They have been saying ‘Always remember where we come from and how we got here. We are not rich, we just got enough.’ my whole life.
Back in 2012 with my iPhone 3Gs and MacBook White, my Dad was sarcasticly said “My kids are rich, they could afford apple products.” That time he had acer and Nokia E63.
2015, I got two iPhones and he repeat his line of telling how rich his kids are. That time he owned an android phone from Alcatel. And I practically made fun of him with his choice, cause really? alcatel? He could definitely afford the latest iPhone but for some reasons he chose not to.
That goes the same with him going on Hajj. We were raised as Muslim, and in Islam, Hajj it is the journey that every sane adult Muslim must undertake at least once in their lives if they can afford it and are physically able. We forced him to do it but he keep saying ‘nope’ and he went ‘I could definitely afford to do it, buying all the expensive things, and going on an expensive holiday, but I got kids to raised and family to provide. So stop pushing me.’
And for the first time in life I felt very cruel to him. He really never think of himself. It really does make so much sense, that he knew nothing about how much his worth cause all went straight to my Mom’s account. And I remember in high school my Mom gave him $50/week for his gas, and that’s pretty much it, he said apart from that he don’t really need money. Unbelievable, I know.
Now here I am, I got good money and all that, doing something I’m not really passionate about. I managed to buy this and that, whatever I want. And the question is, should I suck it up here or giving up and go back to the corporate life?