Written by Davina of RebeccaRice.net
In our college days, we were content with tennis shoes and face cream from Walmart. As our lives progress and we earn more, we want improved quality. Status may become a factor. Now, our shoes carry a brand name and skin care comes from a department store. The products serve the same purpose, but we convince ourselves that we “get what we pay for” in terms of quality, features or what we believe the product will do for us.
Farther down the road, if our earnings increase, we might purchase a pair of Nike Air Max shoes for basketball, a pair of Mizunos for running, and a pair of Adidas for cross-training. Our make-up is a custom-color blended at a boutique. We’ll also spring for a day lotion, a night crème, a toner and a French eye moisturizer to go with it.
Fruit gets eaten and disappears, but the you save the seeds for planting! It is said that Warren Buffett wouldn’t give a friend a quarter if she only needed a dime for the pay phone, he would make change and keep the extra 15 cents. For him, the joy of money was never in the spending of it, but in making it multiply. Given enough time and the right strategy, even a mere dollar can grow into a million.