What did you take away from this experience? Do you believe that 'working with' an allowance as a child was helpful to managing your finances as an adult? How was it helpful, or not helpful?
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Thanks Lisa! I appreciate your response. As an adult, do you generally work hard with an expectation of being compensated for the effort or are you motivated to work hard for internal rewards? (i.e.,sense of personal accomplisment, pleasure, etc?)
Hah! I'm an artist. I push myself to grow with each piece I create, and my "compensation" is to develop my skills. Rewards are generally internal more than external in this economy, but the occasional big check doesn't hurt!
Thanks Lisa-- so, what do you think helped you to provide internal rewards as an adult? Did your childhood allowance involve any other feature that would promote you to be self-rewarding as an adult?
Thanks Ken. Do you envision children without opportunity to work for pay as being handicapped as adults aspiring to financial success? How do you think this paradigm might affect the economy of a country?
The fewer people that learn the value of working at a early age, the greater the amount of people who will become dependent on getting things from others when they become adults. Like most things, we learn core values and work ethics when young.
Thank you for sharing some interesting thoughts, SheaLightsey. Did you find that your parents' (sometimes) openness to request and negotiation as a child equipped you to get your needs met in healthy ways as an adult?
Thanks Cecelia for the chuckle! If you don't mind sharing, do you see differences in how the sense "unfairness" of this exchange has affected your adult perception of work and your sister's adult work experiences?
The "life isn't fair" was just a kid sister view of life. Sadly I can't tell you too much about how things worked out in life. At 45 Penny died from breast cancer. On October 3 it will be 27 years and I still miss her very much...
I'm sorry for your loss Cecelia. Missing your sister is an indicator of your strong bond. Strong early bonds make for ongoing close and fulfilling relationships. God bless you!