I have been really saving up for the MacPro Retina. It is not something that I really need, but my iMac is slowing down, and has broken down once or twice since I got it in late 2007 or early 2008. In fact, there was one time where the hard disk crashed. In order to save some money, I searched online on how to get the iMac fixed, and then actually followed some online instructions - I used two suction pads to remove the screen. I then removed the screws and disassembled the parts. I then dusted and cleaned the interior, and then replace the hard disk with a 2TB one that I bought from Sim Lim Square. But like all hardware, age is catching up, and everything that I do with it slows to a crawl especially when I am multitasking. But I continue to resist, because I always think that an inner-struggle (or self-discipline) helps to reassess what one wants, from what one needs. And then, lately, due to certain reasons, I have to give up that amount, and then, a little bit more. My car's tyres were wearing out, so I had to replace the tyres. Some heartless jerk drove into my car and left a deep scratch at the side, and I had to get it fixed as well. And then, there were friends in need, and family asking for assistance here and there. And then, I realise, whether I resist and try to save, the money still flows out anyway. This made me ponder a little - over whether there is actually a point to try to save a penny here and a penny there? Only to have it all flowing away in some other manner? I think that my thoughts are still hovering, and unsettled yet, but I suppose ultimately it is not really about the money. Money comes and money goes, but as long as money is not treated as an end, but as a means to achieving something greater, then it is money well spent.
I guess that doesn't still settle the thoughts in my head - do we save, and justify it? Or do we spend, and justify it? I wonder.
I guess maybe as a start I will just get the Retina after all - and justify it. Haha.