Today people are so busy wanting to look and be rich even at the risk of not really being rich or enjoying life at all. We think that being rich mean you through your money around when in fact there are many rich people who probably live a more modest life style than your average middle class American.
I recently asked my husband if we had more money what exactly would we do with it? After thinking of basic things we wanted to do to our home and the thought of buying a new car we sat quite for a moment and realized that most of the things we would do would be simply for entertainment purposes not actual needs. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with spending money on wants. One of my big wants is to travel once baby Lydia is old enough to go along. I want to have a chance to see what life is like outside of this country and meet new people. I think its a good thing and its a want I plan to take care of one day soon, but it is still a want not a need. I our world we have made wants needs and we are finding it harder and harder to tell ourselves the truth about which is a real need and what is a want.
Why do we always feel like we need more? Well I believe that we are naturally tuned to want more and media plays on that, they have to that's how companies make money. Its not all bad, I mean a good salesman has to make you want something in order for you to buy it that's his job and so long as he is really helping you he is doing a good job.
Here is when it becomes wrong is when you don't need or want something and you let yourself feel incomplete or worthless without that item. You feel like you will be happy if you have this or that new thing. 3 to 6 months latter when the trend or fashion has changed you again feel you are not good enough or you are behind and unhappy.
This is the type of culture that we have come to make for ourselves. I believe in looking nice and finding a fashion that works for you but I don't believe in becoming a slave to fashion or what our world has come to think success is.
Instead of thinking about how you can have more money to spend stop and ask yourself, "Do I really need this? How important is it really? What if I saved this instead of spending it?