The Need for More – Diderot Effect from Medium

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What a great article.  I want to bring good things to my readers and this is one I came across which outlines why people buy things they don’t need and feel they need more.

The advice is sound and I feel an ackowledgement this happens to all of us is important.  I would add one more factor to this whole buying “Stuff” thing.  I think everyone has a couple items that are their weakness.  For me it’s Tech and Computers.  I always feel I need the best-of-the-best and then need all the accessories, too.  Some I use, some I don’t.

I would add to the article to use Pareto’s law to identify the top few things that are your “weakness” and train yourself to minimize purchases, skip a generation of new and learnt to make due.  If not for the cost savings, perhaps for your emotional well-being.

Read more at:  The Diderot Effect: Why We Want Things We Don’t Need — And What to Do About It