Do we expect too much from our purchases? (Yes.)

I really enjoy reading author/blogger Joshua Becker’s insightful Becoming Minimalist newsletters. He recently shared a post, A new planner won’t change your life. The first line stuck with me:

“One reason, I am convinced, we overspend and overbuy is because we expect too much from our purchases.”

Around the same time, he also shared this cartoon on his Instagram which really should be a fixture on everyone’s credit card (and a pop-up before every Amazon order)! It’s already come to mind for me a few times since I saw it.

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