Why Shopping Won’t Make You Feel Satisfied

The closer we get to the internet, the easier it becomes for you to shop. In this consumptive world, we are convinced that money could make anything possible, including happiness—but is it really?

We all know that walking to a store and buying things can make you feel like you’re in control, make you feel confidence and certainly make you feel happy. However, there’s a lot of cases that money can’t please people the way they thought it would be.
Then why shopping won’t make you feel satisfied?
  • It doesn’t give you that much of joy. At the end of the day, shopping leaves you emotionally thirsty, thus to achieve happiness is not with the new stuffs but with the quality that cannot be bought with money; good relationship with surroundings and inner peace.
  • It’s always greener on the other side. As low it makes you feel—possessing something more than someone else will make you feel better, but the feeling won’t ever meet its end, cause there will always be someone who has more than you.
  • The new trends will always come. Spending your hard-earned money will make you feel proud but as the world rolls there will always be something new and it triggers you to upgrade what you already have.
  • The emotional security can be the reason why we shop nonstop, because we feel insecure but objects offer you nothing more than substitutes for the fulfillment that we need. So the insecurity will always be there.

As you see above, shopping is definitely not the right way to seek for happiness but if you do it moderately, it will always be a good idea to do.
Source: theunboundedspirit and becoming minimalist
Writer: Windyannisa Cindrati
Editor: Olivia Elena Hakim

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