Went to bed about 11 pm, shattered I was, could not keep my eyes open. I put a few films on my Samsung pad to watch, or I had the choice of music, I can even network it with my home network and hook right into my main PC, or to read my book, Time Raiders by Alex Scarrow, I am on the 3rd book, 3 to go, then a 7th book coming out in December I think. Time Travel, anyone who knows me will tell you Time Travel is my thing. Since I was a very young lad, it just grabbed me, to this day, I love it, the first book I ever read was part one below
Then it dawned on me, why am I ever bored? I have all the latest technology, I want for nothing. I save heavily, but when I am bored there is always something to do, or is there. Do I buy this stuff because I want to or because TV land planted a seed in my head and I just “Had to get it”
Strange concept TV adverts or magazines, newspapers etc, they tell us how to look and dress, what to buy, what to eat, how to eat, what to buy, tell us we need a 62 inch plasma TV, yeah I have one, I fell for that also. I also have Sky-HD and the best DVD player there is, although that was cheap.
So what is it with “Wanting stuff” I ask? I am not the only one, far from it, I even have a car that Danced on TV for me, and yeah I bought that also. We just “NEED” stuff. Then the argument is “You can’t take your money with you” So the car, why did I spend thousands of pounds on it? I don’t even like it! But being disabled, I do need it
In real life below
So why do we do it? Why do we? I know I am not alone, sales of I pads are through the roof and also big TV’s and technology for PC’s and Laptops, we all MUST HAVE IT. I have 2 PC’s at my work station a Laptop in the Kitchen for peace and when I need to work or do something that requires I need the kids out the way. I surrounded myself with thousands of pounds of “Stuff” I don’t know why.
So debate time, why do we do it? Why do we fall for TV land and its promise that “This Product will change your life and make you happy” I think about this a lot. People get themselves in to heavy debt to get this, I save heavily, so when I think I can afford a wee “Pick me treat” I treat myself. And to be fair, my partner just shakes her head at me. I can hear her think “Fool” But I am in pain right? Yeah that excuse did not work with Miss Shaun either No excuse, I got sucked into TV land and spent a fortune on things I don’t need. I already had a PC. I did need my Car though! But all this extravagance is it a bad sign or a good sign?
I also have a Wii Gathering dust, an IPod Touch gathering dust and a PSP gathering dust (Play station Portable), I have fell for the very thing I hate. Greed and “Want” It does not make me a bad person. I have money, I spend it, and Miss Shaun looks at me Funny. But it doesn’t stop there, oh no! If Miss Shaun is foolish enough to let me go to the BIG SHOP on my own, I bring back things that was not on the list and I come home with bags of toys for my Daughters or a game for the PS3 or Xbox for my son’s they wanted. Maybe I am just kind? Lol
Well I could not sleep, so I blogged this rubbish, to go along with the rubbish I buy.
My area of the main room, with the Laptop I bought my Partner in the background
ps: I even got an HTC Windows phone lol
May I add I am not rich in any way you would say “He is rich” I just save heavily. And if money is spare, I would rather buy something, that drink the money away, or waste it.