I essentially have no passion for this discussion on champagne taste.
Why is that?
Because I’m cheap – no “thrifty.”
I wear the same thing every day, drive a 10-year old car that I have no plans of upgrading, live in a relatively small house, and spend most of my time reading.
The idea of constantly shopping for a short adrenaline rushes of temporary happiness seems ludicrous.
What is preferred today is necessary tomorrow.
Just stay away from champagne tastes – it’s easier and cheaper.
“When you have bought one fine thing, you must buy ten more, that your appearance may be all of a piece; but Poor Dick says, It is easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it.”
-Benjamin Franklin, The Way To Wealth
Elsewhere, he continues the idea:
“You may think, perhaps, that a little tea, or a little punch now and then, diet a little more costly, clothes a little finer, and a little entertainment now and then, can be no great matter; but remember, Many a little makes a mickle.”