Old Cars,Teen Boys,And A Lesson In Responsibilities


So I’m sitting here with two young men, one is my nephew D. and one is his friend S.. They are sitting here talking about buying my younger brother’s car, which they just want to use it to run around in. My nephew just want to get the car and go, while S. wants to asses the price of insurance, what their going to use it for, and how much everything will cost.

Let me say first of all, that I love my nephew. I would do anything for that kid, he is more like a little brother than a nephew. But his parents have paid for everything, and from clothes to toys big and small, it has all been handed to him.

S. has been raised a different way, he is seventeen and pays for his car, gas, clothes, phone, insurance and all that. He pays everything he needs to, then spends what is left on what he wants. Both boys are only a few months apart, one is simply more responsible.

What’s the moral of this story? Be more responsible, with money, time, and other things, and stop taking things for granted. Appreciate things that are given instead of just expecting it. At least that’s what it spoke to me.


Helen Heard


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