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Connie’s Tiffs: Why live beyond your means?


On Tuesday, I was stuck in heavy traffic. Of course I made so many wishes considering the clock could not stop ticking. But trust Ugandans to attract one’s attention even when they least expect it.

A Toyota Premio drove by, overtaking whenever it suited it best and the driver decided to make his next stop in front of me.

This gave me the opportunity to peep inside and I caught the sight of this dude preferably in his late 30s, all seated like a boss – (read a loaded guy that has probably made it to the Forbes list), ordering the driver to drive on.

Okay, I could not help but burst into laughter. Some people can really want to arrive before they get there, eh!

Oba is it just me that never finds some of those things necessary? I would not mind seeing an owner of a very expensive car adding the extra luxury of a driver.

But imagine a huge guy, seated in a ka Premio, commanding the services of a driver! Bambi even if it is in the name of creating job opportunities, this one just did not cut it for me.

Such a scenario is similar to one having two maids yet the salary they earn per month cannot even see them through all the expenses. Or one placing personalised licence plates on a Vitz. Oba why do some people enjoy living beyond their means?

It is common for one to wish they had something better. Or to admire and wish we lived like those we so look up to. And it is okay to do so, but please, one should know at which level they lie. And then embrace it as they work harder to achieve their heart’s desires. But thinking that we can force levels just makes one look too local and misplaced by the way.

At the end of the day, happiness comes with enjoying the little that we have and appreciating it whenever God multiplies it according to his will. So why force life and live like we mint a dime yet were are on a full time hassle?

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