Gifts - is the sincere tradition fading into a mindless money giving machine? Is money okay? "I prefer money, then I can buy what I want" is something you may hear, but is this person not meaning "you don't know me well enough to buy me a gift I'd like" or "what I want it too expensive, so I need to collect money first"
Now this is a problem to me. The tradition of gift giving is meant to show the person you care about them, you have taken the time to learn about what they want, and you're willing to make a sacrifice to give it to them. It's also meant as an opportunity for you to give them a "piece of you" in a meaningful and tangible way.
Money does not hold these same characteristics, and yet I still want it. For me, money would never be acceptable from a significant other, best friend, or child of mine. They know me well enough to think about what I'd like... It doesn't have to be expensive, it can be free, but money is the easy way, and I see it as "I didn't waste time thinking about you", however for someone who doesn't know me well enough, money is perfect. I have no expectations from them, and I don't want them wasting money on something I don't like.
A small confession of mine is that money is an easy return gift which is one reason I like receiving it. When someone gives me something, I feel obliged to return something of equal or more value, and with money, it's EASY, I don't think about it, I don't spend time on it, I just give it, to equal value - job done.
I always grew up wanting money to that I could combine it to buy something big, that would last, but looking back, the only gifts that have lasted, have been the small things. The fluffy chipmunk toy from a colleague who noticed I liked chipmunks. The friendship bangle given to me from a friend who I may never see again and a hat, attached with so many good memories.
Those cheap and seemingly insignificant gifts meant the world to me, and money can never live up to that.
I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments, let's discuss
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