Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Do you really need it?

Hello lovely people,

you know what it's like, we all want that new car and the new phone or that sick curved TV, right?


I may be different in a lot of way's, admittedly, but one thing has and still does stand out to me!
Since we have gotten rid of our TV about three years ago, it's gone very quiet.

I loved it so much that have also deleted the facebook app from my phone.

Whilst I know that I am loosing most people right there I can tell you what that has achieved for me.
It has significantly reduced the amount of NOISE in my life!

It has also reduced my exposure to ads on either of those, trying to do only one thing - turning my money into theirs!

While it always seems that buying the things we see and hear advertised left, right and centre are supposed to make us all happier and make life that much more convenient it really is about getting the money from our pocket into theirs -and it's big business!

Now I am not opposing tech and all other stuff, but here's the catch. If I was to buy a phone for say $1500 that can do almost everything but making coffee I likely end up doing almost the exact things I am doing with my old beat up phone right now, taking snapshots, making calls and texting.

What does that $10000 curved TV do? It plays the same ads the old one did.

I know I know - these items have their place and a lot of people get a lot of value out of them, I am not one of them. So each to their own of course.

The point I am trying to make is that these ultra awesome new items that are supposed to make us look just as good as the people in the ads do not!

Matter of fact, that new I phone that you had to have last year is outdated now and has become the source for frustration and a feeling of insignificance, because the new Iphone 23 has just come out and it has all those new features!

These days, we don't see a lot of ads or news, which means the first thing in the morning is not an impulse to buy such and such or the latest terror news from where ever, but I get to decide what my mood for the day will be, without distractions.

Most things we think we need, we don't! We just want them really bad, and we come up with all sorts of reasons why we need them so bad!

When I want something really bad I usually wait for about a month or so, and if I still want it real bad I buy it.

More often than not though, after a month I have forgotten all about the thing and I won't be getting it.

Just honestly ask yourself before you buy something "do I actually need it?"

And also ask "what happens if I don't buy it?"

I think in my case I have easily saved a couple of thousand dollars by asking those questions and continue to do so!

Just remember this:

It's not about how much you earn, but how much you keep.

And also, you do not have to keep up with anyone! The ones that invest that much money into buying stuff and looking as if they had money often don't!

You are better than that!

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Until next time - be awesome!

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