I was interviewing a friend the other day and he came up with the following question (paraphrased here):

Would you buy the fancy car, house or whatever if there was no one around to look at it? Now here’s a question to help us see our real motivation in purchasing something. Is it something we really want or is it just another part of the image we present to the world?

Something to think about.

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John Haines is the author of In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives, a startlingly poignant and inspiring real-life endorsement of the power of thought, belief and synchronicity in one’s life.