How My First Pen Purchase Sent Me Down The Path To Materialism

A collection of pens from Sharpies to Pigma Microns

I’ve never been one for materialism. Car? Been using a decade-old jalopy for the longest time. Home? Don’t own one. Clothes? They’re just 90% black tees. My mobile phones have also been hand-me-downs for as long as I can remember.

I’ve never understood shopaholics either. Just what do people get from buying things for the sake of it? But then I found pens. Then I knew what it meant to want things, even though it didn’t make sense most of the time.

Now I understand what shopping means. Most importantly, I’ve learned the lessons on materialism and how it applies to all of us.

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