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A well-known humorist Art Buchwald, once said,

"The best things in life aren't things."

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And yet we are consuming more than we have ever before. I don't need more things to have a good time, but it's always nice to have a reminder every once in a while. This is why I purchased an experience recently, one that I will never forget. It was a mere 30 minutes shared with my love for his birthday and Johannes, the pilot. We soared over Boston by helicopter in the early hours of a clear Saturday morning. This is arguably the best part of airplane travel, when I can peek out the window and see a light post or a moving car. The city I have inhabited for more than seven years looked familiar but tiny. Everything that happened down there was, for a moment, an insignificant blip in my existence. That is a refreshing thought. So many heart breaks and achievements happened below. And for the first time, I was able to hang out and let those thoughts linger under my feet.

It was a good reminder that surrounding myself with stuff is easily forgettable, but instead buying an experience is ultimately a bargain for my happiness.