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How To Forget Small Monetary Debts

Why You Should Consider Your Feelings Around People Who Owe You

I wore my pants without underwear. I was 10 years old. All the clothes my parents bought as I moved to dorm life? Lost. I wore the same yellow-white shirt for weeks.

A) Imagine it was more. Would you rather lose a little or more?

“Be careful what you wish for;
Not all lost things should be found.” ― Moïra Fowley-Doyle

I’ve stayed suck on $25 when I could have chalked it off to charity.

B) What’s the lesson here? Don’t trust them?

“You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible.”– Anton Chekhov

When I lost my friend’s clothes, he upped the ante. He didn’t say :

C) What does it say about you? What’s your relationship with money? How do you communicate?

“Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.”– Kahlil Gibran

If you lend someone money and they “refuse” to pay back, it’s on you. First, you’re not a bank, and you probably don’t have a contract.


I’ve never really gotten me over the fact that a 13-year-old duped me out of my fish and bread for a whole term.

  • Take advantage of the situation to learn about your debtor — and yourself.
  • Use the lessons each time to grow as a person. You never lose anything by learning something, no matter how much money or time you made.

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Cameroonian writer and video creator. Featured in LEVEL and P.S. I Love You. I write about building relationships and personal transformation.

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