Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Why I choose experience over materialism

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The more I thought about it the last couple weeks, the more I realized what a huge materialistic and greedy person I have been my whole life. Mostly unconscious. I have always loved 'stuff'. I love a pretty interior, clothes, make-up, stationary,... the list goes on. I love buying and receiving new things. It makes me happy.. To some extent. See when you buy something new, you love it, you want use it all the time. But after a while it gets old and you don't feel the same towards it anymore. It's just the same as all the other stuff hanging around in your house. So the time to buy something new comes again.. and again. And I am sick of that routine.


This summer I threw almost all my clothes away. It felt like a fresh air. I loved it. But after a while I got this feeling I had absolutely nothing to wear.. but the thing is, I still kept a full closet. So how come I had this sudden feeling of not having anything at all? I had less, but not nothing. I still own to much. I still haven't worn everything in my closet. I love fashion, I love how you can express yourself with it. But I don't like spending so much money on it and it's also not necessary. Clothes don't really give you  experiences. They don't make you happy in the long term. I have learned to say no to a lot of things this year. But clothes is still so hard. Every week I get this feeling of needing something new. I never buy something but still I feel like not having enough. Why is it that we need to have so much? Why can't I feel happy whilst wearing almost the same outfit every day?

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Does money determines happiness in life?

Thursday, March 16, 2017

"What would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life? What do you desire? What makes you itch? What sort of a situation would you like?" These are questions I find myself getting lost in time over time. 
Most of us have no clue about what we want to do with our lives once we have to make this big decision. I myself when I was little dreamed off so much and such big things for the future. But once we graduate high school and really have to make a decision, we have the faintest idea what we want to do. We start doubting everything. I do know what makes me happy. But than comes the grown up questions in my head: "Will I get payed doing this later? Will I find a job in this field? I am good enough to be successful in a world where you always have to want to be the best?" I have this constant fear that I need to be able to pay my bills later. So are these thoughts standing in the way of really living a life I want?  Is this making me forget about my real dreams in life? Or is this right?


When we grow up we never think about restrictions and the reality of our dreams. We don't let money determine our life. I like that. When we grow up we say we would like to be painters, we’d like to be poets, we’d like to be writers, but as everybody knows once you're older you can’t earn any money easily that way. Or you have to go 300% for that what you're passionated about. And that's not always that simple. It can be great sometimes to just study for three years, find a job, get payed and have a stable life with no worries about any finance related stuff. Also, when you say you want to be an artist, people are fast to assume you want to become an art teacher or something along the lines. Or get a "real" job, and paint as a hobby. 

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