Mzansi debated whether an old saying still holds true after Briefly.co.za asked if people agree with the idiom 'For a happy life, give your money to your wife'. The opinions shared were both funny and reflective of how men see the matter.
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The saying goes 'For a happy life, give your money to your wife', and this is believed to be the key to harmony and happiness.
It's an old saying though, and Briefly.co.za asked South Africans if it still applies in this modern day and age.
The replies that were given were hilarious as well as an indication of how men feel about giving all (or at least most of) their money to their wives or girlfriends.
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Johny Papahope Cakaza felt that women will not be satisfied even if you give them all your money. They will find something else to complain about.
You will give money she will complain about attention and not giving her time when you give time she will say you always home dont you want to get fresh air with friends when you dont she will say you take your friends serious more than her or you drink alot.
Brian Moyo feels that money is evil and it won't be right to give something bad to his wife.
They said money is evil so how can I give my wife evil
Eric Mavasa also feels that women won't be satisfied with having all their men's money.
Women don't know what they want, even in the shop you can buy everything but still not be satisfied.
Zelo Licia Maziya explained why women claim all their men's moola:
But money is what we need most even though we've our own we just enjoy chawing yours so that yr side chicks will get nothing.
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On the other hand, there are men like Sakhi Ngobese, who has no problem handing over his money, as long as his wife proves she's not wasting it.
She takes mine I call her minister of finance.......and we alway review every third month if she is still capable.
There isn't much faith in today's women, it seems. Thembalethu Adonis made that clear:
The olden day wives YES, but not the modern day wives nah i do not agree.
According to Pheello Machelle, it's best that women are in control of finances because men can get silly.
Yes I agree coz they know that men behave like little kids wen they have money.
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Fanele Malizo has a rather romantic point of view on the matter:
Yes she is part of me, what is mine belongs to her as well
This debate can go on until the end of time and still won't have a clear conclusion.
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Source: Briefly News