The Diderot Effect / by Evan La Ruffa

'The Diderot Effect states that obtaining a new possession often creates a spiral of consumption which leads you to acquire more new things. As a result, we end up buying things that our previous selves never needed to feel happy or fulfilled.' Interesting.

As a lover of good living, beautiful things, & unique experiences, I've often been tempted by the lust of wanting. It makes all the sense in the world to me that it's a slippery slope.

Diderot or not, it seems we have to choose at some point. Not only to keep the ship afloat, but also to manage why we want the things we want & to preserve the experience of joy.

People & experiences are always better than a purchase. I hope this influences us to invest wisely.