I don’t know when it happened? Did i give to many handouts because it was only twenty dollars? That’s seems like a reasonable amount to ask for and not really have to pay back. I also give out one freebie depending on the situation whensomeone asks me to borrow money. If I see you’re down on your luck, I have no problem at all helping you out. Especially if I see see your trying, and are depressed, and overwhelmed. It’s a pro-active approach to helping other than being a listening ear.
But, because people like to take advantage of a good deed. Sometimes you have to draw the line and realize people are human and like to manipulate situations. They also think it’s perfectly okay to continuously keep asking for money. I put my foot down last year and it’s staying down this year too. I’m sorry that you’ve come upon hard times. But at some point in anybody’s adult life they should start to realize you can’t keep relying on others to save you. Sometimes It’s not because of something that was out of your control. Trust me I’ve done impulsive things and I had to budget my money and say no to things I get invited to because of it. It’s suffering the consequences of your actions.
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I know it’s hard to feel like you won’t have friends because you don’t have the money to always do something. But guess what sometimes it’s just as much fun to stay home with friends and just hang out. Just remember real friends don’t care if you don’t have money. Also sometimes its okay to have FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) it may motivate you do push yourself harder.
But from now on if anyone asks me to borrow money my reply will always be “I’m broke,”