Buying things to make us feel better is a Band-Aid.

The newness will wear off. The feeling will be short-lived.

We’ll shortly be back to where we started.

We’ll be looking for another quick fix. We’ll be searching for another distraction. We’ll be looking for our next escape from reality.

This is an unsustainable, unhealthy behavior. It’s a cover-up for the pain, discomfort, and dissatisfaction.

Get to the root of our problems and issues. Deal with them.

Break the cycle. Create a long-lasting solution. Drive long-term real change.

Solve the problems and address the underlying issues once and for all.