Spend It On Experiences

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by Forgotten_Man, Aug 10, 2010.

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  1. Forgotten_Man

    Forgotten_Man Well-Known Member

    Today I found this article. The Just of which is you will be happier if you spend extra money on experiences, like vacations or day trips. Instead of buying that new video game system.

    Agree or Disagree?
     
  2. TWF

    TWF Well-Known Member

    I disagree. But I'm a tech geek, so....
     
  3. Young suicider

    Young suicider Well-Known Member

    Whoever wrote this must have been related to who did a research called this,

    "More Sex life by what phone you have"

    I mean why do they waste time writng this crap.

    So their research tells me to go buy a iPhone so I can get laid more than my blackberry friend?
     
  4. nolonger

    nolonger Well-Known Member

    In a way it could make me feel better. I spend so much money on some stupid fucking computer game, and I spend so much time on it in general. If I cut down, I could get help. But I have like no confidence, so I might be here for a while until I have an epiphany :tongue:.
     
  5. IV2010

    IV2010 Well-Known Member

    I actually agree that experiences would be better than 'things'....
    I wish I'd had more holidays/experiences and less possessions.....
     
  6. johnnysays

    johnnysays Well-Known Member

    Hard one for me since I love computers so much.

    Does taking a virtual vacation in second life count as a vacation?

    But I understand it and agree mostly.
     
  7. Deleted SKU

    Deleted SKU Well-Known Member

    I actually think the complete opposite is true (or more that i think that the definition of 'experiences' is too narrow). Going on trips out, holidays, stuff like that is all well and good, but is only temporary. Having things is much more permanent, so can make you feel better for longer, if they have value to the individual. There is nothing more valid about one over the other, as far as 'value' goes except for that which is given by the person perceiving it. As someone who enjoys technology, i get a far more enjoyable experience by exploring some new gadget or toy, or playing a computer game, than i would going abroad on holiday or something.
     
  8. Remedy

    Remedy Chat & Forum Buddy

    I agree but what about when you run out of money to spend on experiences? I need my games to keep me sane in day to day life, I don't do a lot else.
     
  9. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Depends on what the item is. If you spend most of your free time gaming, a new (importantly: not just incrementally better, but NEW) video game console will probably be worthwhile. Purchasing a larger TV or a new car when your old one works alright, probably not so much. Beware consumerism.
     
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