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Why do I want stuff when I've no money but don't want it when I do have money?

  1. annerivendell profile image93
    annerivendellposted 5 years ago

    Why do I want stuff when I've no money but don't want it when I do have money?

    I often see stuff in the stores that I would really love to buy but can't afford, but then when I do have money to go shopping, I no longer want the same stuff.

  2. Blond Logic profile image97
    Blond Logicposted 5 years ago

    It is the same reason we want chocolate more when we are dieting.

    1. annerivendell profile image93
      annerivendellposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, it's that we always want what we can't have I suppose.

  3. Cherrietgee profile image78
    Cherrietgeeposted 5 years ago

    Maybe it has something to do with the fact that when your money is in your hand, you don't want to part with it.

    It's fun (in a way) to wish and hope and dream about spending money, but when you finally have some money, you think twice about making purchases because when that money is gone, it's gone.

    1. annerivendell profile image93
      annerivendellposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're probably right, Cherrietgee, I've had a voucher in my purse for my favorite shopping mall for weeks and can't decide what to spend it on. lol

  4. ShootersCenter profile image75
    ShootersCenterposted 5 years ago

    I believe that it was Thomas Paine that said "What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything it's value".

    1. annerivendell profile image93
      annerivendellposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, it was. He was right too!

 
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