Thread: I figure by not
KIDDING! I'm in the childless-by-choice camp. I totally respect people who choose to become parents. In fact, I have a few good friends who want nothing more than to start a family. I understand it, but only from an outsider's point of view because I've never once felt that urge. It's not the financial aspect that is a turn off for me though. It's the lifestyle. It's funny how the same things that make me realize I don't want to raise children are often the very things that make others certain they DO want to raise children. Different strokes for different folks, eh? I actually think that's great.
Speaking of expenses... I wonder how much the average person who posts in this forum spends per year on fragrances.
Last edited by Stew; 22nd June 2012 at 01:15 AM.
Speaking of kids, my wife is pregnant and baby is due this August. I'm planning to quit this hobby and spend the money on the kid, hopefully he grows up and recognizes his dad's hobby and in return buy him some nice juices.
Current top 5:
1. MDCI Chypre Palatin
2. Guerlain Arsene Lupin (Dandy)
3. Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Pour Homme
4. Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait
5. Puredistance Black
Anyway. My switch (and my wife's) is now entirely unflipped.
"It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."
Some people, whether male or female, are not made to be good parents, I think - which is to say, they lack some of the intuitions that would make it either enjoyable for them, or. more broadly, particularly wise. Hence there is nothing wrong with weighing options against each other. Personally, I would like to have children some day - though goodness knows if f I ever will. It is not and cannot be for everyone, though.
B: I guess it depends on what form of this hobby you practice. Are you a collector for the collection's sake, or are you more of a sniffer? It would be awesome if this forum had an expert on budget scents. I've seen many people here comment on how they own $20 scents that outshine their $200 scents. Of course, that's not the norm among cheap scents, but there are some amazing budget-friendly ones to be found.
Last edited by swix; 22nd June 2012 at 02:29 AM.
If we had estimated ahead of time exactly HOW MUCH raising kids will cost over a lifetime, our two sons would not be here now. And after all is said and done, and the kids have grown up, it is true though that I have more perfumes than ever before !! It all works out.
I am beginning to wonder how much most Basenoters do spend on perfumes, if they added up the value of their collection.
There are no answers, only choices. (Stanislav Lem)
I think if you're making a decision on having children using that as one of your reasoning points, you should DEFINITELY not have a kid.
Having kids is *way* better than any stupid hobby. It's not easy, it's moderately expensive to raise 'em, but it's important and rewarding. If you raise good kids, and they become good, productive adults, you've made a great contribution to society.
OK.... I'm done preaching.
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I've spent WAYYY too much on fragrances over the one year I have been in this. No regrets, but I hope to show a little more restraint this year... I already have 100x more than I could ever wear...
Kids are fun for sure - no regrets there either... But they don't smell nearly as good as my Aventus. And if any turn out to be really good at sports, I just might be able to turn a profit on them.
I had to laugh at this. It's a shame that we have enough time on our hands to calculate out something like that. I think about stuff like this off and on, but had never thought of it that way. Maybe I'll calculate how many bottles I will be able to purchase in the next 5 to 10 years and break it down monthly then present it to my wife. WHo knows, maybe she'll go for it!!!