How to Know if You Should Buy Something
The good folks over at GOOD Magazine made this handy flowchart that provides various questions to ask oneself before buying something. It’s decidedly more polished and complex than the one we did a couple years ago–though that’s probably the point. Answering the Byzantine circuit of questions will compel most people to scrap their purchase decision–a good idea much of the time.
What the chart does is flip consumer mindset on its head. Rather than idealizing and assuming that we need certain stuff, it creates many hurdles for stuff to clear before it justifies its inclusion in our lives.
Via GOOD Magazine