Throughout history, we were taught that rich and wealthy people own a lot of expensive things.
I was in that same position when I started earning more - I was looking to buy more expensive stuff to look rich - a new laptop, a new iPhone, expensive toys for my kids.
But if you’ve been there you know that things don’t make you happier. The first time I realized this when I’ve updated my MacBook Pro to 16” and felt... nothing special.
It was okay. I started reflecting and remembering what makes me really happy. It was traveling with my wife, hanging out with my kids in nature, going to the forest and to the sea with our entire family.
I still think you can buy quality things to entertain yourself or make your life easier, but things themselves should not be the final goal. They should help you create a better lifestyle, not become your lifestyle.
Bruce Lee once said:
“Instead of buying your children all the things you never had, you should teach them all the things you were never taught. Material wears out but knowledge stays.”
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