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Day 223

The most important thing that parents can teach their children is how to get along without them. – Frank A. Clark

It’s 10: 05 PM on day 223 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself Appam – A bread made of rice batter – and beef curry for breakfast and spend Easter lunch and dinner with my family (see pictures below).

Today lying on a mattress in my aunt’s TV room I heard that my cousin’s nine-year-old daughter was getting her father’s ‘old’ BlackBerry and in that moment I couldn’t help feeling as though my cousin and her husband were missing a trick with regards to their parenting because in the twenty years that I’ve been alive I’ve never owned an ordinary cellphone let alone a BlackBerry and not because I didn’t want one either but because I wanted to wait until I could pay for it myself. Are you spoiling your children by giving them everything they want on a silver platter?

My geandma and I

My grandma sleeping (I love this picture it's so cute)

My cousin's son – Shaun

My cousin’s daughter – Shannon

My sister – Neethu

Day 216

You appreciate money more when you earn it – that’s what I learned today 🙂

It’s 10: 39 PM on day 216 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself rice and curry for lunch, tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – no luck – feed myself a bread and jam sandwich for dinner and tweet about my campaign some more – still no luck.

Today I woke up to find that someone had made a donation to this blog and told my father that I could pay the electricity bill if he’d let me because although my parents had told me that their money was my money I wasn’t like most people of my generation who were more than happy to live off the fruits of their parents labour so I promised myself that I would contribute to the household expenses as soon as I started making any real money and I guess that is my message to all my peers out there who sleep until noon and sit around playing video games the rest of the day you have to have enough pride in yourself to say mom dad I am grateful for all you’ve done in raising me but I think I’ll take it from here. Have your parents robbed you of your self-esteem by giving you a free ride though this life?