I asked my mom yesterday if I could upgrade my iPhone to the amazing one that just came out. I had checked with AT&T and they told me how much I would have to pay and everything. She said okay, but if I paid for it. I was, and still am, completely willing to do that. For this new iPhone, I don't mind forking over a couple hundred dollars. She said she still needs to check with my dad, however.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
So, too, I brought up the question again, but I really want this phone. Apparently my parents are willing to pay for it now. They'll buy it for me once my finals are over. That's awesome, of course, but...
I can't help but feel a little scared. I'm glad I don't have to spend money from the small amount I have in my bank account (since I don't have a job right now - school is my job, as well as writing). At the same time, I know that I'm used to this pattern of constantly getting what I want because my parents are able to provide it for me. There has never been a time when I've asked for something and I didn't eventually get it. I'm not trying to brag, just state a fact. Because of this, I've gotten used to a certain way of life, and I don't want to be the type of person who doesn't know how to value money.
In a way, I wish my parents would let me pay for this phone, because it would be a major purchase that I made for myself, rather than something I just got by asking them. However, knowing my dad, he will never let me do that. So, I guess the best thing to do is to appreciate this and keep in mind that money doesn't come easily - my parents had to work hard for it, and someday I will too. As long as I keep that in mind, I think that'll be okay.