In spite of a tough economy, many of us value experiences over stuff. Many well off Americans purposely drive a very modest economy car instead of luxury cars, live in a modest house versus an extravagant mansion — all with the thinking that we don’t want to be saddled down with stuff.
As parents, often we make it a priority to expose our children to the world. International travel is not cheap, and taking a wife and kids makes it even more expensive. But we believe it brings family so much value that the monetary expense is worthwhile.
Are you a stuff junkie or an experience junkie?
Gillian Gleizer says
I am definitely an experience junkie. Rather than clothes or a tv I would much rather go on a vacation and see things in the world. I feel that stuff is very replaceable yet experiences are not. Wherever you go in life they affect you and you always remember them. Somewhat of a better investment! One youll remember forever or something that will break or grow old sooner or later. Experience and adventure is the key to happiness in life. It is what makes people world citizens and happy in life.