Pay As You Go
The Delia Mahon Collection
Delia Mahon - 5th or 6th class student
PAY AS YOU GO
Anyone who wishes to become rich in the goods of this world will find this old saying – pay as you go – a golden maxim and if he heeds it he will always have one source of wealth at his hand,
If everything is paid for according as it is purchased, the owner will never run into debt, which brings on as much evil as can never be estimated. It leads to discontent and poverty restless days and nights and very often to dishonesty.
Persons who do not heed those words may be seen walking through lanes and by streets afraid of meeting with creditors who may produce bills far beyond their calculations. And indeed no man could take an interest in life who could not go about and transact his business independent of anyone.
The conclusion we draw from this is, any person who is seeking happiness and wealth will do well to carry in his heart and practise in business and household matters, this beautiful, wise saying and maxim – “Pay as you go”.
Editor’s Note: Above Essay is from Delia Mahon’s 1907-1908 school year copybook
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