Sunday, August 14, 2005

Post-Purchase Depression

So, I have come to realize that I hate buying things. Seriously.

I get bored. I get excited to buy something (ie. a new digital camera, a new backpack, groceries, etc.). I buy it. I use it or consume it. I get depressed.

What's up with that? Is there a condition called post-purchase depression?

I hate buying stuff, and I aim to stop doing it all together. Seriously. Perhaps I'll starve, but at least I can get off this rollercoaster!

3 comments:

Jesse said...

you know, i remember something on the myers-briggs personality test in college about this...it was like: "Do you feel regret after a purchase or before it?"...so this must be a pivotal thing in everyone's life...

Courtney said...

You suffer from buyer's remorse!
I do as well - I was depressed for months after my husband purchased a TV that we did not need. Took me months to get over that one, and I was not even the one that bought it...
After I bought my laptop, I took some clothes and other items down to a local charity - as kind of a peace offering to God for living in excess.

Ben.. said...

what did you buy now ryan?

and can i play with it?