Powerful Emotions People Have Concerning Money
This is one of the most powerful emotions people have concerning money, So powerful it's like flushing dollar bills straight down the toilet!
I've seen people become anxious and even panic stricken on finding out that... wait for it... their next door neighbor has just bought a new car! So panic stricken that the very next day they were down the bank borrowing money... tons of money... money they can't quite afford to pay back... just so they can go and buy a newer car than their next door neighbors! And I'm not even slightly exaggerating here!
Even more amazing. If you point out to them that they've just bought a new car in an attempt to keep up with their next door neighbors, they'll point blank deny it!
I've even heard of this married couple getting themselves heavily into debt buying a newer car than their neighbors, only to find out that their next door neighbor had only borrowed a new car while their old one was having a service! But when their neighbors found out that the married couple had bought a new car... off they went to the bank as well!?!
You can imagine the conversations over the fence can't you? "Mine's got cruise control", "Mine's got leather seats", "Mine's got blah blah blah...."
I tell you. I don't fully understand it... and neither do they!
Imagine This Scenario:
Someone you know has just bought a new car and they have brought it round quite clearly to show it off to you. They say, "Where's your car?" You cringe and tell them it's in your garage, knowing what's coming next. They immediately say "Come and have a look at our new one..."
You're falling for their trap!
The REAL reason they're showing you their new car is to get you jealous so that you go out and get yourself into more crippling debt... just like they have.
They're over the initial good feeling of buying their new car and now they're feeling overwhelmed with the reality of the debt. They want you to feel like they do now.
They'll tell you how good it feels, how fast it goes, how it solves all their problems... they WON'T tell you about the stress they're under because of the debt they're in. They WON'T tell you how many hours they have to work each week to pay off just the interest!
They're hoping and praying that you fall for their scam.
So be very careful!
If you hadn't already planned to buy a new car before they turned up then... GET A GRIP!
It's like this. Would you jump off a cliff just because someone else did? Well don't go into debt just because someone else has either.
Praise them for their new purchase. Tell them how lucky they are. Be pleased for them.
When they've gone, have a little snigger at how much debt they're in compared to you. Then get on with your life as if nothing had happened.