I am 45 and I was a shopaholic. I took a holiday every year with my family and I spent a lot of money shopping expensive dresses, bags, shades, and buying unnecessary things. But it is surprising that I do not own any of the things that I shopped then, now. If I own it, it is lying in a remote corner of the house. But, it is surprising that the experiences I had with my family is so fresh in my memory, like I took the trip yesterday. This made me realize that no material things can buy everlasting happiness.
The excitement fades away
Remember the time when you wanted to buy that expensive phone as it was new and you could not stop thinking about owning it. Once you brought it, a few days you were head over heels about the phone. But, soon you realized that there is a newer technology that has come in the market, and the whole world is talking about it. Your love for this phone lowers down and then fades. Now you want to own a new phone with better features and technology. So, you see the want is never ending
A Distraction from what you really need
When you start buying unnecessary stuff you end up not having money for what you really need. Also, there are times when you get confused and end up buying unnecessary things. I would say it is good to pamper yourself sometimes, but overdoing it leads to just waste of your hard earned money.
The more you have, the more you will crave.
Gratification show through material things is the worst of all. If you have noticed kids rip apart their present, they play with it for a few moment and the moment they lay their eyes on a new toy they need the new toy. This illustrates that, no matter how much you have, you are always in need of more.
You cannot use everything
Look around you I bet you have so many things that you do not need. Imagine how much hassle and money you could have saved if you bought only what you needed. Do yourself a favor donate your extras to someone who really needs it. The smile on their face will light up your day and it will be something you will remember for the rest of your life.
Happiness can’t be bought
There is no sale or supermarket that puts up happiness for sale. The joy of materialistic things fade away the moment the bling, shine and the tags are gone.
Spend on experiences, that way you will get closer to the people you love and you will create memories which will stay close to you forever.