The Age of Consumption
At some point, most of us have ended up spending our money on things that have low value— without thinking twice about it. Mindless…
At some point, most of us have ended up spending our money on things that have low value— without thinking twice about it. Mindless spending has become a societal pandemic, and all of the marketing strategies, advertising, flashy social media posts, and new things that are consistently being introduced to the market don’t make consuming less any easier.
I am not a strict minimalist, but I do appreciate the concept.
Most of the things that are available to buy are nonessential.
It’s okay to spend money on stuff for mere enjoyment and to fulfill your desires, but when consuming evolves into over-consuming, feeling pressured to keep up with the latest and greatest, and spending to the point where you’re consuming just to consume, well…what’s the point? And for some, consuming often turns into creating more debt and moving them further away from financial freedom.
If any of these were to apply to you, there might be some questions to consider:
Is there a void in my life I am trying to fill?
Do I feel like I will never have enough?
Do I maximize the usage of everything I buy?
What do I gain from all of these items?
How much do I value financial peace, and why did I choose this value?
Enough will never be enough until you find peace and contentment within yourself — not within the things you possess.
When you die, what will happen to all of the stuff you accumulated?