Buy experiences, not things

Today I’m going to talk about how to live life to the fullest, so that when you get old and you’re looking back, you’ll be happy with what you remember. Previously, I said you should value life on the happiness you and the people around you feel. I never went into any detail about how to achieve that euphoria. Well, I can now reveal that happiness comes as a result of positive experiences.

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So, instead of buying the latest technology for ridiculous prices, try new things in real life! Have you ever wanted to go and sight-see or learn a different language?

So save up for experiences that you will remember for the rest of your life, not just a phone that’s slightly bigger.

I’m not trying to say never buy any technology (I’m on technology right now). Just live your life, so that if you wrote an autobiography it would be full up with exciting anecdotes not references to all the technology you’d used in your lifetime.

Some people think that experiences are over too quickly, and other gadgets and gizmos last much longer. However, the memory of those experiences outlives both of the above plus they give you the chance to grow and develop as a person in a way that technology can’t.

I know staring at screens can be addictive (it releases dopamine), but in later life you might regret spending your day on social media (at the same time, you don’t have to quit social media. I still have it, but I pursue my hobbies more than I play computer games).

I implore you – put down your tablet/phone/computer and get out more, meet new people, follow your dreams, have fun, and be excited and happy.

Have a blast!