How many of us are materialistic? I would probably guess most of us in some way are materialistic – I have managed to fill up half a closet with clothes in the year I have been back in Canada. I have gone from owning about 6 outfits to what I consider a full wardrobe – with numerous pairs of running shoes and even a pair of heels. This is not who I was in the past few years!!
As I was driving yesterday, along the Niagara Parkway (which I HIGHLY recommend to all to see – it is by far one of the prettiest areas in Ontario to see!), I was looking at the big houses along the waterfront. I mean BIG – some would call them mansions. They easily are worth millions of dollars. And in my mind all I could think of is WHY would you want such a big house?? Do they have maids to clean? What are their property taxes for such a place? And of course, what I was also thinking was, do they realize how many trips they could have taken and made memories of instead of spending so much on a house??
I will never buy a house or property – and even when I look at my closet, I think I have too many clothes and need to give some away. I really am amazed at how much my attitude has changed since I moved to Europe back in 2014. I don’t want to be a materialistic person anymore – I know I was in my past and I honestly don’t like that about me. I used to care about what I wore – name brands, etc., – but now I am happy to go to thrift shops and buy something that looks comfy.
My goal is to clear out some stuff by the beginning of 2019 and donate what I don’t need.
I am not knocking people who like to buy things to make themselves feel good – I just know that this is not the lifestyle I want.
So how about everyone else? Do you have things you know you don’t need?