There are a lot of things men think they need but they actually don’t! We are often told that by a certain age, we need to reach certain goals (get married, own a house or drive a very expensive car), but what society tells us that we should obtain is not necessarily what we need in order to feel happy. Some men work so hard to achieve all those things they don’t even want or need that they forget how to enjoy life’s little pleasure and how to live their life to the fullest. Don’t make that mistake! Just read on and find out about those things men think they need but they actually don’t and reconsider your priorities:
1. Owning a House
Among the numerous things men think they need but they actually don’t is, of course, owning a house. A lot of people are more than eager to make mortgages just to achieve this very important dream they had ever since they were little kids. If you find yourself in such a situation, you should first ask yourself if this is really your dream, because most likely it is what your parents would want you to do. I’m not saying you shouldn’t listen to their advice; just don’t go into debt if this is not what you need or want at the moment. Do what makes you happy and don’t let others make decisions for you!
2. A Very Expensive Car
I know everyone dreams of having a very expensive and cool car someday, but you shouldn’t go with the flow and spend all your money just to fulfill a dream that might not even be yours. A very expensive car will not make you happier, smarter or more successful. You’ll just have a lot more bills to pay and more stress to handle, especially if you don’t have a stable income, so you can afford to pay off your debt.
Just because you always wear designer outfits, it doesn’t mean that you are a successful and accomplished person. You might very well be spending all your parents’ money without doing anything productive. There are a lot of things that matter more when it comes to clothes than a label, so try to pay attention to the fabrics, the cuts or the style of a piece of clothing instead of focusing too much on what brand it is.
You do not need a three story house to be happy, you really don’t! There are a lot of people who live in a one-bedroom apartment who are more than satisfied with their lives and who don’t understand that obsession most people have with buying bigger and bigger houses. You don’t need all that space, especially if you don’t have a big family. Personally, I prefer a smaller house, one that wouldn’t seem creepy or haunted at night if I’m home alone.
5. A Home Theater
I know how fun and relaxing watching TV can be, yet you shouldn’t get into debt just to buy that 3D TV you’ve seen at your boss’s house. Of course, I’m not saying you shouldn’t buy it, but only if you can afford it. If not, you could just go and watch a 3D movie at your local theater because let’s face it, you have other important things to do rather than watching TV all day long. Maybe it’s not such a good idea spending all your money on a high-tech TV you don’t really need.
6. A Job You Hate
Even though your job helps you make a lot of money, even more than you or your family need, if you hate it then you really don’t need it. Sure, everybody wants to keep up with the Joneses, but if your job is way more stressful than you can handle and if it really makes you miserable, then maybe you should try to look for something else, something that will allow you to live life to its fullest, even if you won’t make as much money as you used to.
7. Spending All Your Money on This New Hobby You Have
I know this new hobby you have might be pretty exciting, but it doesn’t give you a reason to spend all your money on it. I’m not saying you shouldn’t try to improve yourself, because this is actually a very worthy goal, just don’t over-exaggerate and don’t spend all your money on a hobby you haven't had for too long. You might get bored soon and all you’re going to have is a lot of debt to pay off, and I’m sure you wouldn’t want that.
There are a lot of things men don’t really need to make them happy, even if they think exactly the opposite. What do you think? What should I add to this list? What are some other things most men think they need but they actually don’t? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section!