959. Buy that thing you’ve been wanting

You know what I’m talking about. What is it, a digital camera? An HDTV? A PS3? It’s okay, you don’t have to pretend. We all have something we dream about one day owning. It’s just part of being a consumer.

Sure, it starts off with a little innocent window-shopping or ad-flipping looking for sales. Doesn’t hurt to just look, right? That is, until that brand-new, shiny blu-ray player catches your eye.

At first you tell yourself you don’t need it, that it’s too expensive. That the DVD-player you have is good enough for you. After all, your DVD-player has gotten you this far. It’s always been there for you, even when times were rough (like the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie).

But over time, as the love for your old, last-gen technology naturally fades, that blu-ray player becomes all you can think about. “It’s not you, it’s me,” you tell it. “I just keep getting these blu-ray movies for Christmas and I can’t even watch them.”

So, eventually, after saving enough pennies, you and your DVD-player part ways and you upgrade to the blu-ray you feel like you’ve always wanted. And times are happy.

Some day, years later, you may find your old DVD-player hidden away in some corner of the attic, blow the dust off its plastic exterior and think of all the good times you had with it. But those good times are over now, replaced with newer, better ones. I mean, have you seen the resolution on a blu-ray movie? Freaking incredible.

Remember: money can’t buy you happiness; it can only buy you things that’ll make you happy. So go ahead and splurge every once in a while!

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