Heads up, people!
Walking into a shop to purchase an item does not look appealing to me anymore. This is one of my decisions for the new year being that if something is not worth it then there is no point buying it especially trying to impress another fellow.
I have chosen to stick to buying experiences rather 'things.' One of my observation is that experiences cannot be stolen or compromised. They stick like your gum sap sticks to a tree.
So maybe before you buy that expensive Emporio Armani wristwatch or Jimmy Choo shoes, it might be imperative to checkmate if there are experiences that same amout can buy you. Don't get me wrong, it is as clear as crystal that you need to shop for clothings, food, phones or luxury from time to time but bear in mind that your happiness can't be tied to any item. That vibe you get is nothing but a fleeting one .
“One of the enemies of happiness is adaptation,” Thomas Gilovich reveals. “We buy things to make us happy, and we succeed. But only for a while. New things are exciting to us at first, but then we adapt to them." When they cease to give us the happiness we had presumed, then the grumbnling and quest for a new item sets in.
Experience on the hand could come from a book, a trip to a new place, embarking on a new project or even more and guess what it becomes a lifetime identity. It becomes a tiny fragment of you.