7 Reasons To Spend Your Money On Experiences Rather Than The Next Sale!
You know how you wanted a Blackberry, and then the one with the touch screen, and then an iPhone, and now the iPhone X? Well, that’s exactly it. You’ll never be satisfied with what you have, you’ll always want something ‘better’.
The truth is spending money on all the material things you want will give you that instant satisfaction, but eventually it fades. That is why we think it’s time you start spending your money on making memories, rather than collecting stuff! Here are 7 reasons why you should spend money on experiences rather than the next sale.
1. You will build social connections
When you go out an experience new things, you will inevitably meet new people, build contacts, and even make new friends. The irony is that even splurging on a Rs 80,000 phone will not get you that!
2. You will avoid hoarding things you don’t even need
While you are constantly looking for new things to buy, the older things somehow stay right where they are. The thing about experiences, on the other hand, is they don’t need a separate storage closet, yet they are more invaluable than anything you could possibly own.
3. You will gain memories that last forever
I’ve always been told that life is like a jar full of memories, one that no one can steal away from you. Whether it’s surprising your friend in her hostel, or backpacking in the Himalayas, these experiences will give you plenty of precious memories that you’ll hold dear for years to come.
4. You will learn to overcome challenges
Climbing Mount Everest is an experience in itself, but indulging in that experience is no cake walk! Allowing yourself to take on challenges, overcome obstacles and test your limits is what new experiences are all about. You never know you can until you try.
5. You will always have things to talk about
I’m sure you’ve been to a party or an event where you’ve had no clue about what to talk about. But guess what. You’re not going to be able to go on and on about the new pair of shoes you got. That painting workshop however? Now that’s something people would want to hear about.
6. You might discover your passion
Experiences help you discover yourself in deeper way — your likes and dislikes, your passions, and maybe even your purpose! Besides, they don’t always have to be expensive. It can be simple things like watching a play, taking a dance class, or doing a walking tour of your own city.
7. You will learn life lessons and gain knowledge
Travelling is the best way to broaden your perspective about the world. You will gain knowledge about things you’ve never read in books. Even a road trip to a nearby town can teach you life lessons like patience, understanding, and acceptance.
So go on, and fill your life with experiences; some will cost a fortune, but most won’t need any money at all!