Absolutely correct. There is a distinction that has to be made though: Are these things a viable option for them and they truly are not interested as is the case with you? Or do they actually want these things but believe they’ll never be able to get them so they try to justify that with saying they never wanted them to begin with? (Horrible run on sentence, I know, I apologize to the author in you who is cringing at that)I'd like to add that for some people (particularly those who don't care about living a billionaire lifestyle) these are actually not limiting beliefs. It's just how you perceive the world and value, something closer to maths and life philosophy than the mindset.
You’re both addressing the same very important thing albeit from different angles: freedom.
Story time...I was with a group of guys from our golf club in Vegas a few years ago and one of them planned this over the top, world renowned chef, $800 bottles of wine dinner. Funny enough, the tab at the end of the meal came to roughly $500/person. This is by far the best meal I have ever eaten. Not the point I know. The point is that you do not indulge in $500 meals by choice even though we all know paying for one would not impact your lifestyle one bit.For example, I would never pay $500 for dinner. It doesn't matter if I can afford it or not, I just consider it ridiculous to spend so much money on something I don't care about that is highly unlikely to be that much better than a $50 dinner.
On the flip side is the dangerous and ever so present garbage in the media that @Kak is referring to where people try to conceive themselves they don’t want these things when in reality they do, they just cannot afford them and have been told they’ll never be able to.
Personally, I want a bigger house with an even better view, I want a beach house in New England and I want to write St, Jude’s a check for a million dollars. Will these goals change in 5 years? Maybe, but if they do, I want that to be by choice and not because they are an economic impossibility.
I am fortunate to know people who have big planes, little planes, no plane, one house or 4 houses. What they all have in common is that whatever they do or do not have, it is because they chose that. Will @Kak ever buy a $50,000,000 plane? Maybe, maybe not, but if I were betting, I’d say it’s because he chooses not to, not because he won’t have the means and ability.
Nicely said. This exercise will get people started on the path to where they truly want to be, not just where there family, friends, government and media tell them they should be.Let’s say these items were free. Life, for the sake of argument, is all inclusive. You could pick the way you travel. You could pick the car or cars you drive. You could have dinner wherever you want. You could just drive around and pick a home, any home, and just move in.