new study from Cornell
"lust for material things fade but our unique experiences remain with us for a long time." I have always been a believer in personal investment and have said that the best investment that you could make for your future is not in a hedge fund or 401K but in creating unique personal experiences. Traveling the world, getting to know different cultures and just enjoying the beauty of life is the single greatest thing we have and if you are fortunate enough to be able to do such things then you shouldn't hold back to wait until your 70 when you retire. Would those lifetime memories be made even more memorable by having an iPad at your side capturing every moment?
The study found "people are less satisfied with material purchases because they are more likely to second-guess what they could have had (such as a new model or a better price), the researchers found. Consumers spend more time thinking about material purchases they didn't choose than they spend when they buy an experience." Very true. I guess this will be something I have to ponder tomorrow while I stand in line for my Ipad trying to figure out if I should have waited for the maxed out 3G version with the mega large HD. =)