Aug 9 2020
Pay First Then Eat
It does not mean that when you go to the restaurant to eat, you must pay first. In other words, in your life we must earn first, then spend afterwards. Or to make clearly that we shall not borrow money from others to spend beforehand.
In Europe, there is a phrase “Pay bill first, then start to eat”. The meaning in Chinese is to have less expense than our income. We cannot spend luxuriously while our income is poor.
Today credit card is so popular and many people, especially the young ones, like to spend first and pay later. It gives a financial burden to the people who do not know how to manage finance well.
“Pay bill first, then eat” is actually a philosophy of economy which clearly shows that you are a person of independence in finance management. You will not depend your finance on other people. Slowly you will accumulate your wealth and become a rich man.
Besides, the money you have made by yourself through labour, the money is sweet and it will be together with you in your custody forever.