December 25, 2010

A Mistaken Missing of Materialism

As my family and friends asked me to develop a Christmas wishlist for this year, I had a hard time thinking of anything. For a fleeting moment, I thought I might be outgrowing materialism.

Then, I realized, it wasn't that at all. It's that I've already acquired everything I always wanted.

When I got a job and got married, I developed an idea of what I wanted. The things that would make a middle-class lifestyle more comfortable. And despite my interest in cutting-edge technology, my interest in economics has always prevented me from becoming an early adopter. This Christmas, we finally bought an HDTV. And now we have everything.

So, how soon until I develop a desire for the material items in the tax bracket above my own?

Until then, Merry Christmas.