Want vs. Need

Saw this photo the other day and thought it summed up why I have the “freebie” phone that came with my plan quite nicely.

Sure, I love the idea of having an iPhone (or BlackBerry, or whatever you prefer). But it’s not worth it to me to spend the money on it, much less on the monthly data plan. My phone does everything that I need, and a whole lot more. Other than wanting a new toy, I have no need of a fancier phone. Leo wrote about letting go of desires just the other day. This desire would replace something I already have, so it might not derail the Minimalist Experiment. But it’s also not something that I need, so the money can be spent in a better fashion.

One of these days, I’ll have a touch-screen phone with all the bells and whistles. Until then, my phone works just fine.

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