There are a million ways to spend money.
Hands down, one of the worst reasons to spend money is to impress people.
You are willing to part with something you worked hard for, for the opinion of others?
I mean, good grief, have some self-confidence.
It’s all in your head.
If it helps, think of shoes – and everything else – like money.
“If you’re tempted to buy something, just imagine that those new shoes were actually made out of crisp $ 20 bills. Do those $ 20 bills look good getting dirty on the sidewalk? No, they do not. That’s because money looks better in the bank than on your feet.”
–Sophia Amoruso, #Girlboss
“Very many people spend money in ways quite different from those that their natural tastes would enjoin, merely because the respect of their neighbors depends upon their possession of a good car and their ability to give good dinners. As a matter of fact, any man who can obviously afford a car but genuinely prefers travels or a good library will in the end be much more respected than if he behaved exactly like everyone else . –BERTRAND RUSSELL, THE CONQUEST OF HAPPINESS”
–Rolf Potts, Vagabonding