Dave answers that we are able to buy what we want, whether or not we can afford it, given the availability of credit. He goes on to say that we often equate “having fun” with spending money.
Should you get that thing you’ve been wanting? Should you go on that trip you’ve been dreaming about? You’ll have to make the decision… Experience life without the need for paid entertainment most of the time. You’ll create less bills and regrets, but more character and joy.
I would add that we buy whether or not we need it and have room for it in our lives. When the time is right for you to indulge in a special purchase – you have the money, room for it and the opportunity to enjoy it – go ahead. Otherwise, think like Dave and exercise some self restraint. There will always be something else that you’ll want another time.
I’d like to replace my 16-year-old car. I’d like a kayak. In fact, I’d like a boat. I’d like a bike. I’d like to do more backpacking. I would like some new clothes. And I’d like a band saw. All of these things and more are things I could get . . . if I compromised. But too much of my life has been a compromise where consumerism is involved. So I’m being a fuddy dud for a while, in most cases. I’m imposing self-restraint.
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