I don’t need you
|January 18, 2013||Posted by Hajra under Kvetch|
One of my all time favorite resolutions is reducing the crap I have around me. Or better, not getting more crap. A lot of people tell me that I am a miser and that I think too much before buying but then, I really don’t care what they say.
There are some things one really doesn’t need. There are many things I really don’t need. I get excited about the new products that can do anything and everything but then the excitement dies down within the first few days (or till I see the price).
Like last week, I read a news that there’s a new phone in town that is totally waterproof. They had a video showing that you can drop it in your bath and nothing happens. Last time I checked, I don’t really need waterproof phones. I don’t make calls while having a bath.
Maybe I will need it when I get addicted to clicking myself in the bathroom mirror and then desperately posting the photo on Instagram because I want the world to know how I look like in front of the bathroom mirror. Maybe then.
And some phones are bullet proof – because with the rise in crime you never know who will pull a gun a shoot your phone.
And then there’s this music player which stores 10,000 songs, or was it 50,000 songs? I will buy that one the day I can recall 5000 songs at a go. It might take me a whole day but it would be a good mind exercise.
IT’S SOMEBODY’S TRICK.. BUT WHO?
I know people who are still on the first version of their iPhones and iPads. They feel just fine and they haven’t required any kind of treatment. The constant upgraded versions, the ones that make you feel like “Oh God! How was I living without this! I so need it!”
There are just so many people who get excited about anything new in the market. Maybe it is about the marketing – they make you feel like you need it, not just want it. Maybe these products play with our minds.
But I am trying my best not to fall into that trap. Maybe I do get tempted and say “I want one” but then do I need one… not always? But having said that, I might spend money soon on a new, fully loaded phone that has everything I don’t need but want so much.
What are things that you don’t really need but want so much?