I know a lot of people who don't care about status symbols, or think that they are plain silly. Some of these people have been ambitious (and successful) careerwise, but simply think the symbols are meaningless.
I know a great song from system of a down about pretentious people with perceived status and elitism.
Some people do it because they are vane. Some do it because it helps them move up in life. Some do it because they like the good things. Some just don't care about the good things. Some care more about people.
Nice things are nice, but at the end of the day they're a little hollow if you're just buying it and don't even love it and appreciate the work put into making those things.
Do you live with family/housing isn't an expense? I remember my first job in HK making 11k a month and I had cash to buy toys, couple years later got married and moved out to rental making 27k but was like wtf I'm more broke than when I was making 11k living at my parent's
My first car in HK was an 8 years old Honda Accord. Other than my electric car, it was by far the most reliable and cheapest to run. The biggest mistake was, maybe like you, following my heart and getting something I wanted when I was younger lol
Then again, if you are young you can afford to live young and make mistakes. Best give it a go and go broke when you're single than to be married with kids and have a mid life crisis and go broke with all the financial burdens. So in that sense, go for it
Congratulations on your first car, buddy
Last edited by hannah01; 17-05-2019 at 05:04 PM.