Experience the world!

This poem is inspired by the following article, which explains why one should spend money on experiences, not things:

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3043858/world-changing-ideas/the-science-of-why-you-should-spend-your-money-on-experiences-not-thing

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One day both you and I

We go to the store and buy

The same expensive object

We both individually subject

Ourselves to momentary pleasure

Of possession of a treasure

The novelty wears off soon enough

Our mood then experiences a trough

The cycle repeats endlessly

We go on buying mindlessly.

**

One fine day when the sky is blue

We venture out, both me and you

We hike the hills, we pause and stare

We swim in the streams without a care

With some money, we rent a boat

In the quiet river, blissfully we float

At the local cafe we eat a meal

Sharing stories, mirth and common zeal

Spent, we go back home and rest

Spending the day this way is the best

Months later we would probably remember

That gorgeous day from sunny September..

**

Now tell me, if we were together

Which one of these activities would you prefer?

Money we can spend in more ways than one

On buying objects or on experiences awesome

Both will give us a high for a while

But a great experience will always make us smile

Even the most prized material possession

Derives its value from emotional association!

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