Daily Stoic Entry #114: Nice Cars, Jewels, Fine Wine — What Are These Things Really?

April 24th, 2022

Follow along with my personal daily stoic journal, unfiltered, unedited (except for some spelling mistakes).

Morning Reflection:

Distractions, distractions from where my goals are pertaining to my finances anyway. Now it’s fun stuff and nothing wrong with that if you enjoy it. But spending too much money on things that you personally don’t care about are therefore only distractions and takes me further away from my current financial goals and freedom.

Evening Reflection:

But generally speaking, rather than personally, the question gets to examining our attitude towards these luxuries and our relationship with these things. To truly ask the question. It is to ask what these things mean to you and what you get out of them. We tend to overvalue these items more than what is healthy. Around me I see a lot of young people driving fancy cars and I’m by no means any poorer than them, I think. So, I can’t help but wonder why they think the price tag is worth it. Most likely it’s a company lease car in most cases, and that’s quite expensive, can’t the money be put to better use? Or is it a status thing? Just a thought.

Title prompts are taken from The Daily Stoic Journal by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman.



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Dennis Greenwood

Dennis Greenwood


Data Analyst/BI Consultant by day, writer by night. Figuring out life one day at a time. Writing about my discoveries. Trying to find my place in the world.