Partly like drunk purchasing I find myself getting giddy at the thought of new technologies and have an urge to splurge on said items. It starts off as a ‘that looks great’ which develops to self justification, next is the research stage and finally a purchase….. A couple of days later the purchase is not shiney enough anymore and the cycle continues.
Now I’m not buying lots items but I’m not buying stuff I need, the trappings of modern life I suppose. I put this down to being plus thirty and having kids, I’m not out every weekend and I need to fill thay void with something…. Right?
Prime example is my xbox, it was a day one purchase, did I need it.. No.. Could it have waited.. most definitely but it was super shiney and new, I got carried away! E3 has just passed and the new xbox slim has been announced, the above cycle of self justification started. I mean the thing is beautiful and so sleek and small, I must have it, oh and it’s a hdr blu ray player for all those… No wait, I have no hdr films nor TV for that matter.. And I’m moving house.
BUT look at it, I must have it!
Is it just me or does anyone else have this internal struggle between WANT and actually NEED?