This Thought came to me one night because I was laying in bed; but we all want fancy cars and fancy houses with our Gucci flip flops and our supreme shirts, but why do we want that stuff so badly? Its not going to follow us to our graves; once we leave this earth none of that stuff ever mattered we just thought it did because of the materialistic society we live in. When you’re on death bed you’re not going to think about the nice cars or big houses you had. What is really going to matter to you at that point in time is the regret you have for not traveling the world and getting experiences. A nice car isn’t going to make your life complete, you are just going to get bored with it in a few years and want a new one and the process will just repeat.
The biggest thing when people are looking back in life, they say they have a lot of regret for things they didn’t do. One thing you cant get back in life is time; money will return and the nice things will fade but time is a consistent thing that once its gone its impossible to get back. Those nice cars and houses are going to be irrelevant soon after you receiving those items, but something that is valuable and you will be happy you have are memories. Since the money will return we need to learn to go on trips and travel because those experiences are going teach us things and we are going to value forever, as well as getting priceless memories that we will hold forever. Rather than buying those nice cars or houses we can save our money and live a moderate life in return for travel and limitless memories that we will be happy we made with family and friends.
I used to want the nice fancy cars and big houses but I’m learning that those nice things aren’t going to matter when I get them, my life isn’t going to be very much different then when it was before I got those things. What is going to change my life will be traveling to other countries and states and experiencing things I will never forget. This brings me to the title of the post Experiences Not Expenses. Would you rather look back in life and regret it because you never traveled because you were in to much debt with the nice car and nice house? Or would you rather look back on the memories you had and know you lived a full complete life with no regrets. We only die once, and everyday we have a new opportunity to change our lives. Why do people go through lives being miserable working 9-5 every day. We only have a limited amount of time on this earth, make the most of it and live with no regrets.