Experiences better than possessions? Yes, but shared experiences are best

Good times with people you love are more important than bungee-jumping off the moon with Tom Cruise. (Unless you're good friends with Tom Cruise, in which case, it ocunts.)

I keep reading that young people today are more experienced-based. That they want to spend more on experiencing the world rather than on possessions. This was a change, apparently, from previous generations, when the priority was to get a big house, a fancy car and then some appliances ... actually, this sort of describes my mother’s wants and needs.

But then, my mother, as a Filipino immigrant to Canada, came from a very impoverished background. Her owning a big house and two cars in Canada now in her old age is manifest destiny for someone who grew up wondering where the next meal would come from.

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