1. Pay For It Yourself
You’ve heard it said, “Buy the ticket, take the ride,” (Hunter S. Thompson). I amend that only slightly. Buy the ticket YOURSELF.
Pay for it yourself. And by it, I mean everything. And by everything I mean travel, and student loans, and rent (which is pretty much all we single middle-class people have to worry about). So come on, let’s at least take care of that. Don’t study abroad on daddy’s dime. It’s such a waste. Seriously. Nothing could be less fulfilling than AMEX-ing the gelato at Trevi Fountain to the old man.
There’s a depth and a desire and a deep reward at the end of saving for something – at the end of pursuing a dream and then finally having enough to do it, and doing it; and having done it ALL by yourself. It’s life-giving. It’s energizing beyond the point of a…
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