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Thread: To buy or not to buy? Which is the suggestion?

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    Default To buy or not to buy? Which is the suggestion?

    In support of my immigrant brothers and sisters in Colorado, I didn't buy anything for a whole week this past week. It was an interesting experience which I would recommend to others (do it as a test of self will).

    Several times I had an urge (more than a simple notion) to stop and buy something (e.g., coffee, food) although there was nothing I had to have. I had plenty of food at home. Notably, the urge was much stronger if I was driving my car, than when I was just walking. What is the psychology of this urge?

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    If you are in your car, you can put more stuff inside your car than if you are just walking. Hence, the urge to buy more.

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    Did you stock up on anything before you did this, or would that have defeated the purpose?

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    I planned ahead and no, that did not defeat the purpose.

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