What is it you need? What is it you want?
Do the inserts in the newspaper or the pop-up ads on the internet convince you there is a need?
Does the television or radio ads convince you there is a product or service you want, that you didn't want before you heard them tell you that you really did want it.?
And window shopping? You are not shopping for windows, you are looking into stores trying to find a product, when purchased, will reward an inner desire.
We define ourselves by our "stuff". We purchase to meet our basic needs, then to fulfill societies conformance.
So the next time you are about to run out to Target, stop and think. Do you REALLY need it? Will you come back with much more than you attended?
Look in your closet. How many sweaters do you need? How many shirts can you wear? How many shoes sit in the darkness?
Remember, others who can not go shopping, will truly appreciate your past shopping adventures.