People are impulsive. We all make quick decisions. Why is it that we want things that we can never really use. My garage is so full of things/toys that I can no longer park a car in either side. I read one time that 70 percent of home fitness systems get used less than 5 times a year. We confuse needs and wants all the time. It is not that we need something, but we want it, and we want it right now.
We buy based on our passion for something. Many times that passion is borrowed from another. Someone we know, respect, or envy buys or has something that they seem (in our minds) to really enjoy, and all of the sudden we also need it. People all over the world bought a salad shooter. How many people still use this symbolism of laziness. Can you imagine the manufacture in China who made the majority of the salad shooters? They must have wondered who in the world was buying them. In was way beyond a fad, it was the answer to the years Mother’s Day gift, the perfect Christmas gift, and it helped so many people feel like they could save time making dinner. In reality, they were hard to clean, you had to cut up the salad to put it int the salad shooter, and cutting up the salad was the whole purpose in the beginning. In short, the passion for the salad shooter quickly faded.
So often we buy something because we feel that we need it, we have a passion for owning something that we do not have that someone else already owns. The passion is strong all the way up till we own it, then quickly the passion fades. Do you remember your last new car? How exciting it was when you first got it, but soon you were drinking milk shakes and eating fries while driving, and when you dropped one it didn’t even matter. The new wears off, or better stated…the passion faded.
Beware of your passion, it will lead you in directions that you were not intending. Follow your passion and you will find yourself with things not needed. But without passion, life would be dull…so go ahead and travel the road less traveled…follow your passion.