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    Which do you choose?

    To spend your money on clothes and a MILLION pairs of shoes and make up etc. Then live off toast, or scrounge others for food or eat whatever you can, however crappy the food is. When people visit, your fridge is empty and they have to wade through shoes. You're always "poor" and have never saved a penny in your life.

    But you look like the stylish skinny girls from the magazines. You look good, and go to parties and clubbing twice a week to show off your topshop glitter to the world.

    Or would you be one of those that rarely buy new clothes and therefore are seen wearing the same clothes often, and buy second hand from charity shops. However you eat a varied and good quality diet and buy lots of fresh ingredients to cook with. You always buy free range eggs that cost twice as much as value brands, because you can afford to and you feel sorry for the chickens. You would rather pay for a packet of good coffee beans instead of a new pair of shoes. You have money spare and might spend leftovers on a hobby or sport or whatever.

    You probably look quite boring, and aren't so fussed about going out all the time, so you don't have the exciting life of facebook photos and gossip and popularity.

    Who is better?
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    A mix of both.

    Bam, case solved.
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    hmm eating or wearing clothes difficult one that *sarcasm*
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    Bam. I should have clarified. You have to pick one, exactly as the description.
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    It amused me how you described gossip, popularity, and Facebook photos as an exciting life...har-har-HAR!
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    The second one.

    Or y'know, just buy cheap clothes which still somehow look good. It is possible.
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    Clothes and shoes every time! Followed by a quick call home ' mummm I'm so poor it's bean for tea tonight....' ' oh sweetie I'll bring you some groceries this weekend'
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    (Original post by Genocidal)
    It amused me how you described gossip, popularity, and Facebook photos as an exciting life...har-har-HAR!
    For a student, yes.
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    Pffftt...food all the way.
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    (Original post by Genocidal)
    It amused me how you described gossip, popularity, and Facebook photos as an exciting life...har-har-HAR!
    Which is only a sign that you don't fit into the first category.
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    Do people ACTUALLY spend their student loan on clothes rather than the essential things like food and textbooks etc? O.o Am I the only one who thinks that's incredibly stupid?
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    I think everybody is entitled to spend there money on what they wish. I always chose clothes etc during my degree but always managed to eat reasonably well (about £10 a week on food) - but then again I worked alot of hours at my part time job, who I got food from too :P
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    humanity, when did it all go wrong?.. :coma:
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    Surprised nobody has mentioned spending it on...going out, socialising, partying.
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    (Original post by milesofsea)
    Which do you choose?

    To spend your money on clothes and a MILLION pairs of shoes and make up etc. Then live off toast, or scrounge others for food or eat whatever you can, however crappy the food is. When people visit, your fridge is empty and they have to wade through shoes. You're always "poor" and have never saved a penny in your life.

    But you look like the stylish skinny girls from the magazines. You look good, and go to parties and clubbing twice a week to show off your topshop glitter to the world.

    Or would you be one of those that rarely buy new clothes and therefore are seen wearing the same clothes often, and buy second hand from charity shops. However you eat a varied and tasty diet and buy lots of fresh ingredients to cook with. You always buy free range eggs that cost twice as much as value brands, because you can afford to and you feel sorry for the chickens. You would rather pay for a bag of good quality coffee beans instead of a new pair of shoes. You have money spare and might spend leftovers on a hobby or sport or whatever.

    You probably look quite boring, and aren't so fussed about going out all the time, so you don't have the exciting life of facebook photos and gossip and popularity.

    Who is better?
    If you scrounge off of others, you'll have no friends, well I sure wouldn't want to be friends with someone who stole my food :P Also, 'skinny girls' in magazines don't look cool, they look like stray cats. If you went clubbing in your fancy topshop glittery gear, then if you ate nothing you'd have no energy to dance anyway, you'd look pale and be sleepy all the time :s not fun. I think a balance is needed is needed between the two. Buy enough food to stay healthy etc. and buy cheaper clothes. Who's going to be able to afford topshop at uni? I can't even do that now :P (I'm saving my money)
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    (Original post by milesofsea)
    Which do you choose?

    To spend your money on clothes and a MILLION pairs of shoes and make up etc. Then live off toast, or scrounge others for food or eat whatever you can, however crappy the food is. When people visit, your fridge is empty and they have to wade through shoes. You're always "poor" and have never saved a penny in your life.
    Terrible financial habit to start with, and once habits bed in you could find it a very hard thing to overturn, and end up with little financial responsibility as an employed adult.
    But you look like the stylish skinny girls from the magazines. You look good, and go to parties and clubbing twice a week to show off your topshop glitter to the world.
    Again, not good. Being under nourished leads to long term weight problems, people who dont eat properly often gain weight the easiest.

    Then there is the issue that poor diet makes you more likely to be ill, hampers physical development and can affect many aspects of your health.

    Or would you be one of those that rarely buy new clothes and therefore are seen wearing the same clothes often, and buy second hand from charity shops. However you eat a varied and tasty diet and buy lots of fresh ingredients to cook with. You always buy free range eggs that cost twice as much as value brands, because you can afford to and you feel sorry for the chickens. You would rather pay for a bag of good quality coffee beans instead of a new pair of shoes. You have money spare and might spend leftovers on a hobby or sport or whatever.

    You probably look quite boring, and aren't so fussed about going out all the time, so you don't have the exciting life of facebook photos and gossip and popularity.

    Who is better?
    If you are judging the standard of your life by the amount of clothes you own or how many facebook photos you upload, you dont deserve to be given money.

    Also, you missed out the next bit from your narative.

    Person 1: Grows up, is not very responsible and hits 30 and realises how stupid they were, struggles with the financial responsibilities of life, scrapes by for many years to come.

    Person 2: Is healthy, active and knows how to have fun without being drunk. Has got into a good responsible mind-set regarding money, prioritises their health over their image and will in all likelhood be more financially stable and have a better quality of life in the long run.
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    I actually think I am the perfect description of the second
    ..... but i love the little chickens and don't want to see them in cages, and I'm vegetarian so eat quorn which is quite expensive hahaha.
    I never realised what my alter ego life was, at least I know what it is... Popularity, facebook and toast lol.
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    (Original post by milesofsea)
    Which is only a sign that you don't fit into the first category.
    No, I'm too busy forging a future through hard work and laughing at morons who fret over such trivial things.

    The world has fallen far if Facebook photos and gossip is now considered an exciting part of people's lives.
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    What about option 3.


    ie Already having a wide range of inexpensive yet smart looking clothes that you can choose from throughout your student experience, having your parents give you some money for food and using the remainder on going out?
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    (Original post by c471)
    Person 2: Is healthy, active and knows how to have fun without being drunk. Has got into a good responsible mind-set regarding money, prioritises their health over their image and will in all likelhood be more financially stable and have a better quality of life in the long run.
    Wooo!! Go me and my free range eggs and quorn lol

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