Materialism equals success
You may have the misconception that you are what you buy, which means the more you spend, the more successful and important you are. It’s easy to develop that mindset because we are bombarded with messages that equate money and stuff with success. How often do you see ads promoting frugality, saving, or self- denial?
If you’re hanging with a fast set and struggling to keep up, it may be time to re-evaluate your friendships. Trying to keep up with the Joneses may be driving you into the poor house.