That jacket you just bought.
Those shoes you just got.
The photos you’re taking.
The posts you’re writing.
The words you’re using.
The furniture you’re having delivered.
If your answers don’t begin and end with “me”, “myself”, or “I”, then it begs the question: who is it really for? Are you spending money to buy things you don’t need, to impress people you don’t even know or like, and then subsequently being forced to spend more time in a job that you probably would be better off without?
More to the point: how many hours of your life were spent in the pursuit of someone else’s goals to pay for that? How many hours will you never be able to get back as a result of that purchase? How much longer will you have to delay doing that thing that you wanted to do to pay that back?
For all of our sakes, I hope that purchase was worth it.