For example, suppose you had a friend who gets very nice paychecks (much better than yours, in fact!), and so -should- be able to buy a doll just fine. However, from being friends with this person, you know that they're quite irresponsible with money -- that entire check will be gone by the weekend, spent on things that they'll lose interest in quickly, and they'll spend the rest of the time until their next check bumming dollars off their friends so they can buy food that's unnecessarily expensive anyway. They see your dolls (or have spoken with you about dolls), then one day come up to you and go, "I've decided to buy myself a doll! Isn't that great? " What, honestly, do you tell them? Can you, in good conscience, give them an honest, "Good for you! ", or is it a bit half-hearted? Or do you try and discourage them, whether or not they'll actually listen? On the other hand, say you know someone to be responsible with money, but irresponsible with their possessions. Any doll that might come into their possession would certainly be dirty and chipped within a month. In a year, unrecognizeable. But they REALLY want one. Do you try to intervene for the doll's sake (I know it'd be hard for me to know that a doll was doomed! D: ), or do you not say a word -- it's their money to spend how they want, and then their possession to treat how they want? Also, any similar scenarios you can think of are fair game in this thread. EDIT: And for those who seem to think I'm asking for advice (or maybe it's just your personal posting style -- I'm just covering the bases here xD), this is a hypothetical situation, I'm not asking for advice. xD.