The older I get, the less material things matter to me, and I would go as far to say that I would rather spend my money and buy experiences not things. Looking back on purchases I’ve made, (specifically purses, my weakness), experiences create more happiness than possessions.
We, as a society, stop appreciating things we are constantly exposed to. So that IPhone we waited in line to get the day it launched or the cute skirt we fell in love with the moment we saw it, now sits in a drawer or back of the closet.
Experiences, however, leave us with memories we can hold onto for a lifetime. Even the imperfect bad experiences can turn into a good story when you’re sharing it with friends It’s the memories that go hand-in-hand with experiences and memories are priceless.
Experiences also give us opportunities to connect with other people. I recall flying to China and striking up a conversation with an Asian man sitting next to me who eventually told me about the best places to eat in China. None of the places he mentioned were on any China to-do list, but they were pretty darn good.
So buy that plane ticket you have debated about, set off on a new adventure and enjoy the experience of it all.
Do you agree? Let me know your thoughts