If what you owned had no bearing on what people thought of you, would you spend your money differently?
Absolutely not. Because I’m 100% certain that nothing I own has anything to do with what anyone thinks of me.
It’s not as if I have lots of money and I try to show off by purchasing flashy things to show off for friends and family. Anything I buy is simply for my own personal enjoyment. If I get a PlayStation 5 it will be because I want one for entertainment purposes… Not so I can invite my friends over to say, “Look what I got!”
Not that I ever have friends over to my apartment. None of my friends live nearby. The best I could do would be to invite strangers into my apartment. But I don’t care what strangers think of me. They’d probably judge me for not vacuuming enough.
What about you? Do the opinions of others hold sway over how you spend your money? Let me know what you think down in the comments!
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.