Describe a conversation that affected your life.
You should say:
- what the conversation was about
- who you had this conversation with
- how long the conversation was
and explain why you think it had affected your life.
We all have different kinds of conversations in our daily life. While some of these conversations take place among us rather casually, the others become a bit formal because of the way they affect our lives in one way or another. Today, I would like to talk about one such conversation which affected my life also.
The conversation, I am talking about, took place about 10 years ago between me and my parents, when I started my second job. Prior to that conversation, I don’t recall having any other conversation with my parents which involved my financial future and the general direction of my life. But, on that occasion, my parents did just that when I decided to move out of their house and live somewhere close to my new job.
By the way, the new job, I started about 10 years ago, was about 60 kilometres away from my parents’ house, and it would take me more than an hour to reach my new office in a bus. Thinking about the long commute hours, I had decided that I would rent a home close to my new job in order to save some time. But, after learning about my decision, my parents talked with me for about 30 minutes to explain the pros and cons of moving to a new place. At the end of that conversation, they actually asked me to stay with them for another few years or so, because that would help me save up some money since I wouldn’t have to pay any money to rent my own place. They even suggested that I shouldn’t have that much trouble to commute to and from my new job since I was still young and healthy. Needless to say, I had listened to the advice of my parents.
Anyway, I am glad that I actually had that conversation with my parents because that indeed helped me understand the value of saving money. Besides, I also understood from that conversation that one would need to have a minimum level of tenacity and resolve to gain a certain level of financial freedom in life.