Exactly! Most things last a life time if they are quality. It’s SAD to be cheap, life is short, and even if it’s long the longer you go using shitty products the worse off your life and enjoyment is. I kind of got tired of arguing with the buy it for life sub Reddit because they think it’s cool to use the same thing for 30 years even if it’s trash or there are way better newer models out. Sure saving money is great and buying quality things that you have for a long time are great but there are certain things that if you don’t update or shell out the money you’ll pay ultimately even more in the end.
My favorite quote of all time is “you can either pay today, or tomorrow, but EVERYBODY’s got to pay” I can buy a cheap Patagonia jacket for like 150 or 200 bucks, or I can buy an arcteryx one for 650, which I did. Was it necessary? Yes, it goes back to my quote. Arcteryx will perform 3 times the Patagonia, therefore it’s foolish not to buy the best. Ultimately people who chip out still sort of paid the same because their products don’t last as long and don’t return as much performance.
Now where I make exceptions to that is,I was going to buy the Norvan sl, then I was going to buy a gore h5 for summer rain, but opted with the Columbia OutDry lightweight with vents in the back, a nice big pocket, and more durable fabric. So C actually in this case the most expensive one is the worst one with NO pockets, the LIGHTEST fabric (can’t even use a backpack with it, yikes), while the best one was the cheaper 150 dollar Columbia compared to the 300 of the gore h5 or the 350+ of the norvan sl.
So, ultimately it’s always good to do research and that just buy the most expensive thing. But if the most expensive thing is ALSO the best, then spend the fucking money you monkey.
edit: I actually have enough silk in my collection to dress up 3 king size bed sets with pillows sheets everything.
30momme silk hand made sheets. Trust me it’s not worth it over a really soft cotton, it’s just finicky tougher to wash and you don’t really even notice the difference because you don’t really move when you’re in bed you’re laying in one position. You can’t even find premade 30 momme silk sheets ANYWHERE online. They even make 40momme which is insanely expensive and really soft (felt a sample of it) if you want the best bang for your buck for your bed get a memory foam topper 4 inches, and a hand made platinum fox fur blanket from Sk furs. 💜😎