I was once asked what kind of vehicle I would purchase if money were no object. When I responded “A Chevy Suburban, or Chevy Tahoe” the person asking the question seemed genuinely surprised I didn’t pick a high end car, such as a Ferrari. As one who overcame being caught up in materialism many years ago, there is a reason behind my preferred vehicle. We have three large dogs, and all would fit nicely in a large SUV, not to mention both the Tahoe and Suburban have third row seating. There is no functional reason for me to purchase an expensive car such as a Ferrari, when my view of motor vehicles is that they are hunks of metal that need to be functional to my lifestyle and they get me where I need to go. Anything above and beyond that would be something I’m purchasing to impress someone else.
“It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.”
― Bertrand Russell
“The only time you look in your neighbor’s bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don’t look in your neighbor’s bowl to see if you have as much as them.”
― Louis C.K.