Stuff is great.
But how long does it really last?
Of course, this is hilarious coming from me. My wishlist is a mile long and half of the items are above the $500+ range.
I have nothing against things. I love opening presents, I also love giving presents. My favorite part about giving presents is thinking of exactly what the person would like, gifting to their personality.
But maybe things shouldn’t be in the top spot?
I mean, if I really think about it, how much of the things we want will still be relevant in a year?
Technology cycles out quickly. There’s always a new shiny hotness a month away. Why buy AirPods now when there’s some shiny new ones coming early 2019, for example.
Clothing gets old. Even cars and homes lose their freshly purchased smell after awhile.
Experiences, however, last.
Memories fade, but the feelings don’t.
Experiences stick with you always, even the bad ones become laughable or stories to tell given enough time. They become a part of who you are, in fact they help define who you are.
Think about how you can give the gift of experiences this year.
— Josh Waggoner