Seriously, I don’t understand why travelers buy trinkets. At all. Aside from burning a gigantic hole in your pocket and taking up more space in your bag, what do they do for you? Do they make you happy? Do they solve your problems?
When I see photos such as these…
…all I see in my mind is “TRASH“.
If I bought any of these trinkets, here’s what would happen:
- Trinkets would sit at the bottom of my backpack and take up space for the next few months, or whenever I happen to find my way back “home” to Seattle. Until I reach Seattle, I would carry them on my back wherever I go.
- Whenever I got home, the trinkets would be moved from the bottom of my backpack to the bottom of my closet — where they would collect dust for the several years until I get around to buying a place of my own (not happening anytime soon).
- Whenever I buy a permanent place of my own, the trinkets would be moved from the bottom of closet #1 to the bottom of closet #2.
- After collecting dust at the bottom of closet #2 for 5 years or so, they would be sent off to goodwill or the trash.
Or I can cut that 10 year cycle entirely and just not buy them in the first place.
Spend your money on experiences. I guarantee you’ll be happier for it.
Can someone explain to me why you buy this trash??