I have to agree with you to the extent that the luxuries don't preclude the adventure. I'd not choose to go bare/minimialist, but if that were the only way I could go, I would do without a lot of things. As I sit here on my 37 foot cat with light streaming in, coffee brewing, listening to soft music
on the Dell DJ, thinking I should pop some ingredients in the bread maker for fresh bread, I am thankful for what I can have. But I realize most of it is optional. The sun, the waves, the wind
whistling about outside offer just as much "entertainment".
The intresting thing about cost is, if it is too much, we have the option of not paying! If we refuse to buy at a particular price
, a seller can't sell at that price! Amazingly simple economic principal, that we all too readily forget. I have to say there are very few things I have been unable to get less expensively by shopping
. Well except for that Allcraft water
heater that is ($1300 for a water heater!!!
) Often times negotiating with the seller works, finding a different provider, getting a different product, or grabbing a book and learning
to do it yourself.
All options. I don't blame anyone else for choosing to pay more. I just find a solution that works for me, or adjust my thinking to realize the price
is the actual value of the thing and I am the one who is misguided. (I still think 1 million dollars for a house built 2 miles from a landfill is nuts! But that's California