Having been through the wringer a few times, (mostly due to evil /jealous / stealing ex boyfriends / 'relatives') including with regards to houses, I
now use my wisdom in choosing people in my life and material things.
My answer now is to buy useful, I buy quality well made furniture that lasts, I buy well made clothes of certain status brands, same for technology
etc, all have a high resale value should I choose to. I do not buy useless whimsical things like I used to. I also don't get caught up in any finance
schemes that cost more than they are worth. I refrain from befriending those that aren't trustworthy and refuse any other controlling my finances and
So essentially, whilst I have quality products, I know that when I choose on replacing them, I can put them on ebay or similar and get some payment
back because people are always interested in and buy these well made products.
As for property, practical is better for the long term. I know I have to have a garage, a certain amount of space and rooms, as well as outdoor space
and time saving location with a certain amount of nature in the surroundings. Ideally I plan on having my own self sufficient property built, which
can be done for less than buying on the open market.
I know people that did the camper van thing in their 20's but none ever sustained it, apart from some traveller types I met at Glasto, but that way of
life isn't for me, or most people.
Sometimes people do that until they can get their finances together but there are probably easier options, that aren't so isolating or soul zapping.
As for the rat race, my facebook is full of people being competitive, the biggest TV, the biggest 4x4, the best holidays, the nicest house etc, and
those people tend to be the kind that if you put a picture of your child on your own page, they will put 3 of theirs doing something similar at an
attempt at being ''better''.
In my opinion, those type of people aren't ''better'', they perhaps just don't realise the important things in life and the value of things other than
The basic cause of such greed and jealousy is the wrong people have been controlling things, if humanity realises this and ousts them then things will
edit on 8-9-2013 by theabsolutetruth because: (no reason given)