Materialistic Possessions V. Experiences

Growing up with social media and in a materialistic society has brainwashed me into thinking that having more is a way to gain happiness. My mom always joked around, telling people I'm the hippie of the family because I rather go backpacking around Europe for a month instead of staying at a luxury hotel for a weekend, but it's not true. I've always truly believed that experiences are more important than buying a brand new car, that doesn't mean that one day I won't decide to buy a ridiculously expensive vehicle. Sometimes I want to buy stuff I don't need solely for stuntin' on the gram purposes. I can't help but feel materialistic at times, but I always try to remind myself that some of the stuff you buy doesn't even last that long to be dropping stacks on it like that.

How can we stop being so obsessed with shit that doesn't even really matter?

I think one of my weaknesses is fashion. Clothes and fashion are a creative outlet for me, but do I really need that faux fur coat that looks extremely similar to the one I bought from Top Shop a week ago? NO.