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Gatha for the consumer in us all. $$$$

VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran

My happiness cannot be bought. What satisfies me is not the possession of the wanted object, but
putting an end to the painfullness of desire. I remind myself of this when considering a purchase.

—201 Little Buddhist Reminders

Do you have any conversations with yourself before u buy something?
I’ve gotten a lot better as I’ve gotten older…I ask myself If I really need it? How often will I use it? And most importantly…is it because I’m bored? Is it because I saw someone else have it and I feel the need to fit in…am I using this thing to invoke some type of feeling??

Will the ads ever stop??, hahaha



  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    All the questions I ask myself about the Apple Vision Pro. And then I remember its used-car level price tag and I decide it’s not for me.

  • personperson Don't believe everything you think The liminal space Veteran

    I've always been a pretty frugal person, making things last, avoiding the purchase, etc. I've come to a stage in life where I'm reasonably financially secure, my mortgage is old and living expenses are relatively cheap. I'm experienced in my trade and earn more than I need. So its been a bit of a new challenge to see something desirable and to not have to think much about whether it makes financial sense. That phrase is very useful and I hope to remember to bring it to mind when the impulse arises.

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    My happiness cannot be bought

    You could always buy a charity? Or some other happiness generator?

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