|01-04-2011, 07:56 AM||#31 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2010
In my case secondary education doesn't end until you're 17 or 18. And where I lived was very remote and there was only one company - that my mum worked for. In fact, my mum was the only woman with a job in the village for many years. Most women were housewives (well, all except for my mum). Most people worked in the fields (even most of my mum's male colleagues came from another village).
I was proud of my mum. At my age, she was independent financially and she didn't even finish secondary education (in those days primary school education landed you a job and if you went to university then you had 100% chances of making it in life).
Later on, when I left home and wanted to get a job I was met with strong opposition from my parents. Not many parents would allow their kids to work those days until they graduated. It was a silly pride thing. It was competition between parents, really. Ironically, those that failed to go to university because their grades weren't good enough (and parents had to resign themselves to that) are better off than myself or any of my friends who graduated.
It's like all the rules of the game changed!
|01-04-2011, 10:52 AM||#32 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2009
My parents supported me for my study and still. I mistook everything and became prodigal son. At the moment, i am disciplined more. I don't waste my parent's because it is theirs. Now, I know i can manifest money i need.
|01-04-2011, 06:49 PM||#33 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: New York, NY
When I went to college I somehow arranged it so that I'd only have to pay full fees for my first year.
My mom, who has money, said she would pay but only if my dad payed half (they were divorced).
Which is kind of a joke, bc my dad has always had enough to somehow get by, but not any savings whatsoever.
So my dad, who Im very close to, said to me, OK, I have an idea, lets go to the casino and make your tuition fees.
And so I found myself in the middle of a smokey London casino, in midday, with my dad trying to make my tuition fees. Long story short after several days like this, he did it!
My mom also gave me a monthly allowance so I wouldnt have to work throughout college.
They have never rubbed it in my face, and I am very grateful.
After that I never asked them for money. Even my MA, I financed without them.
My mom sometimes invites me for holidays across the world, and also recently bought me most of my 3k laptop, I put in 500.
|01-04-2011, 06:58 PM||#35 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2010
|01-04-2011, 07:23 PM||#36 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2010
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