We have the opportunity to buy an amazing car – it is Hubby’s dream car and we can swing the purchase price. The car is not ideal – lots of km’s, out of warranty and buying from friends and this is now my question. How do you decide?
Do we need this car? No
Do we want this car? Yes
Do we deserve this car? I don’t know – how do you make a call on that?
Do we desire this car? Yes we do and that is a sin 🙂
And then my eternal question – when is enough enough?
Or is it just plain greed?
The people of the world have such a capitalistic mindset and I know the world is driven by spending but I’m so resistant. Often on pinterest you would see somebody saying they need that pair of boots or that house or that car. No that is not a need, that is a desire and a want.
So I’m hesitant to say I deserve this car because what makes me more worthy than Joe Soap walking to work? Do I work harder? Do I work smarter? Do I work longer hours? Most probably not, so doesn’t that mean he is more deserving?
Or is it maybe way baser than that – competing with the Jones’?
Everybody at work tells me to buy it because I have to live a little… Is that how I want to live? Through a belonging or a car? Is that really my values?
Aaargghhhh always bloody navel gazing!
How do you decide on this type of thing? Is affordability the main driving force? Or is it much deeper than that…
And if I do buy it – I’ll have a bigger car than Hubby – (evil laugh)