I really liked this article: Are You a Stuff Junkie or an Experience Junkie?
It drove home the point that in spite of a tough economy, many of us (myself included) value experiences over stuff. I purposely drive a very modest economy car instead of a luxury car, live in a modest house versus an extravagent mc mansion — all with the thinking that I don’t want to be saddled down with stuff.
As a parent, I’ve made it a priority to expose my children to the world. International travel is not cheap, and taking a wife and kids makes it even more expensive. But I believe it brings me and my family so much value that the monetary expense is worthwhile.
Are you a stuff junkie or an experience junkie?