Be kind, and there's nothing wrong with being empathetic, right?
We've all encountered the familiar saying "tunggu gaji masuk baru boleh jalan jalan" (waiting for the salary before hitting the town), and most of us can easily relate to it. However, there's one Malaysian who's currently making waves on social media for challenging this notion.
I tak boleh relate when people said— ambrose (@shzwazid) December 18, 2023
tunggu gaji masuk baru boleh jalan jalan
Sebab I sentiasa ada duit. I plan my financial really well. I pack my own lunch (full meal; protein + vege) every single day. My savings rn dah cukup to live comfortably for 6 months if menganggur.
Plus, Ive been using CC to build up my credit score. And I do pay the whole amount due in the next month. Im so good in self control and financially wise— ambrose (@shzwazid) December 18, 2023
Despite his good intentions, he's highlighting that he can't relate to living paycheck to paycheck due to his well-thought-out financial planning a commendable feat that many applaud. While his achievements are indeed something to be proud of, he's faced some backlash for appearing arrogant and as if he's showing off, simply because he "can't relate."
Some expressed their desire to emulate his financial prowess, but not everyone is as fortunate, given the varied commitments people juggle. It's a reminder that one can never fully understand another person's struggles, and empathy plays a crucial role.
The financial journey is unique for everyone, and the hustle is undeniably real. In a world where everyone is navigating their own money game, a touch of kindness and understanding can go a long way.