Liz Jin

Oct 9, 2021

3 min read

Why Do We Buy Things Only to Never Use Them?

There’s a reason why we arbitrarily elevate ordinary items to super-special status

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Many years ago, I came across this anecdote:

There once was a woman who wished more than anything to go on a Mediterranean cruise. For years, she scrimped and saved until finally, she was able to afford a ticket.