Since I've known her (which has been over 12 years), my friend Sarah has wanted a particular watch - vintage, distinctive, expensive. But she has never bought it, claiming that there are lots of other things that deserve her money first. Sarah has a great job, no dependents, regularly gives to charity, and is generous with her time and attention for friends and family. Yet she still won't buy this watch.
It got me thinking about needs, wants and how delaying gratification can sometimes go a bit far. Whilst this watch won't bring everlasting happiness, it will probably give Sarah a mini jolt of gratification whenever she checks the time.
Living in the moment, literally, and reason enough to buy it now, surely! So perhaps, rather than always doing the sensible thing, it can be liberating and healthy to do something you (not necessarily others) might consider frivolous, and bring a little jolt of satisfaction to your well-being.
(By the way, there will be no blog next week.)
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