People Seem To Think I Am Materialistic

I actually am not materialistic. However, I do appreciate the finer things. There is nothing wrong with that. I know people who would only buy things if they were popular or if someone famous wore it. Why? Mostly as a profound symbol of status. I spend most of my money on books, not designer handbags. That doesn't mean I don't have a few. Which I do, I will not lie to you guys. To quote my father, "When you buy expensive clothing, handbags, and shoes are are not paying for quality you are paying for a label." Which is true-in some cases, sometimes more expensive things have a better quality. I know that from experience, the only time I would go the extra mile and buy something expensive is if I knew I was going to use it all the time. If I am not, then I will buy something cheaper that is just as good, if not better.

What purpose do material things provide? They provide short term happiness. Not long term. For instance, four years ago I received a new iPod, and I was and still am happy with it. However, over time you sort of start to care less about the product. You still like it, but you have become so use to having it that it is seemingly no longer special. After a while you say, "It just my iPod." It is no longer your new iPod. It has lost it's pizzazz. At the end of the day, has the iPod really changed my life? And not just the iPod all material things. The answer is no. I cherish my friends paintings more than my coach bag. It means so much more to me to have my friends take time out of their busy days to paint me a picture than for me to purchase a handbag, I don't care if it is Italian leather or not.
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Jan 19, 2013