Why ‘Buy Experiences, Not Things’ Is Bad Advice

Chasing ‘amazing’ experiences can be just another form of materialism

Dawn Teh
Forge
Published in
3 min readSep 23, 2019

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WWe’re over buying stuff, aren’t we? Tons of people have already cleared out half of their possessions after binging Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. “Materialistic” is an insult (sorry, Madonna). “Minimalist” is a compliment.

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Dawn Teh
Forge
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