I remember an instance about five years ago when I particularly judged someone by the things they wear.
It was during my first earning years when I really didn’t care much about saving for my future or even for anything. It’s like a monthly shopping spree where I can buy whatever I want with my own money until it’s all gone. It’s caring for myself after all yeah.
So when I observed one particular fellow about her choice of clothing and why the hell is she still using that old piece when she can just buy a new one, I was in that position of concluding that she’s poor. (I wish I’ve been blogging during those times so we can have a direct reference to a post from then about this.)
So much has changed in my life in the half decade and surprisingly, now you can find me using old things when I can just buy new ones!
It’s embarrassing but a good thing that I needed my husband to realize the value of things. It’s been difficult for the most part, but I’m happily keeping up.
For the things that I already own, I should regard them as though they are the last on earth. They should be taken care of so they can be used as long as possible, and they should be used up first before looking for a replacement.
I’m no longer minding much about how others might think about what I own. If a person will judge me the way I did five years ago, then I just hope they too woulc realize that wealth, if ever present, cannot be measured and flaunted in material things alone. Life is not about impressing others. And it wouldn’t hurt if you’re not using new things all the time.