Miser and essential requirements of life.

India
May 26, 2011 12:28pm CST
One of my neighbours is too miser to spend even for the education of his children. Wastage of money on luxury is no doubt an offence, I think so but one should never hesitate to spend money for the essential requirements of the family such as expenditure on health of the family members, education of children and so on. These should never be compromised if one has the money to afford those. One should always try to afford the best available in the market in case of such essential requirements of life. Also one should rise to the occasion whenever the situation so demands. Are you too a miser? Do you like such a miser? Have you ever come across such a miser or have heard of any such miser?
9 responses
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
28 May 11
I personally don't know a miser but I have heard of them! Misers are very selfish and only care about themselves! They could care less if their wife and kids need even just the basics! In turn the wife has to find a way to get the stuff they need,especially if she doesn't work! It is not a good situation and misers should be put on the street with nothing and see how far they can survive that way!
@anil02 (3622)
• India
27 May 11
Hello, I hate a person who are not sincere for education of their child. It is crime. I am a disable person having very little income, my son just completed his B.Tec, tell me am I miser? I know many miser who are not sincere for education of child. There work is only to give the birth. Although they are lower class people but they spends lot of money on alocohal.
@celticeagle (121073)
• Boise, Idaho
27 May 11
What is it and why is this person a miser? What does he need to spend the money on for his children? I have never known anyone that was miserly when it came to the education of their children. I have known people that couldn't afford extras for their children? I guess I would need to know more about the situation.
@kanchan10 (3593)
• Kolkata, India
27 May 11
spending money on essential things can never be termed as luxury.BUT these essential thing differs from person to person. misery is a state of mind and needs proper treatment because education,health can never be a luxury.
@tkonlinevn (5784)
• Vietnam
27 May 11
I haven't understood your ideas clearly. How is your neighbor miser? I have never heart about a miser who don't spend money for essential requirements of life.
@jak2010 (1550)
• Papua New Guinea
26 May 11
No I am not a miser and I do not have money to spend on extravagant things. I do as you mentioned. Give the best to my family in terms of health, education, food and housing and clothing, the basic needs of human beings. I had a freind who was a miser. He had huge amount of money in the bank account and he would suffer himself and his family by living on food that was fit for animals. I advised him to spend and look after his own body with his money. What is money for? What happens if you die tomorrow and what would happen to the money you file up? It does not make any difference whether you have money or not, you will still die and go back naked and money is for those are living and if you are living then spend it. He listened to me, bought a car, build a good house and send his children to a private school. Now he is still has money and he thanked me for the advice.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
26 May 11
no, i wouldn't consider my self a miser although i do things the average person probably wouldn't do in order to save money. i would say i look up to misers for their ability to sweat it out for a better life later on as lots of people don't have the drive to do that. its a different scenario if one has children to support though as they shouldn't bear the brunt of that.
@umabharti (3976)
• India
26 May 11
hi, its his family issue and if he is a miser then may be he has some thought in his mind.I dont think any father would be miser for the health of the children or education. It can be such ,we dont knw what are his financial resources and his status and his ability to see the necessary needs. If he is a miser he only will suffer.
@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
26 May 11
That man is cheating himself of life! I am very careful with my money and can pinch a penny as well as anyone but I can't take it with me when I die. What good is having money if nobody can enjoy it? If my children have a need I provide it if they cannot manage it themselves but it must be a true need. I'm generous at birthdays and Christmas. I will even buy small luxuries for myself occasionally. I have a niece graduating school this year and will give her a nice check for all her hard work and for being such a great person. That said, I do have savings that I will not touch. That's my miserly part. But it's only so that I don't have to ask others for help should anything bad happen. Having money just for the sake of having it is a form of mental illness, I think. Money should be treated with respect but it is a tool like anything else, to be used for loved ones and to improve lives. If you have enough left over after taking care of that and putting some in savings I believe you should also share a bit with charities.