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Stuff vs. Experiences

May 25, 2013

I was listening to a radio show the other day and the DJ and his son were talking about a bluegrass festival they had gone to. “You enjoyed it right?” said the Dad. “Yeah” said the son, “but you wouldn’t let me buy the stuff I wanted to buy because you say experiences are better than stuff.” Actually, he said it backwards but after they straightened that out the father said that some stuff was okay to buy at the festival like ice cream. His son and I exclaimed in unison “But eating ice cream is an experience!” They stopped talking to spin some tunes but I continued to muse on the stuff you could buy at music festivals. Like CD’s, but then isn’t it an experience when you listen to them? And hats, but isn’t it an experience when you wear them? And toys, but isn’t it an experience when you play with them? And stuff to hang on your walls or put on your shelves (the things I like to buy at festivals), isn’t it an experience when I look at them?

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