"When you buy something for the first time and add it to the
experience of life, you get 100% happiness very easily. But when you buy an advanced or upgraded version of the same thing next time, for the same kind of experience with some extra luxury/comfort, your happiness is shorter and is not even 50% of how you felt the first time. So always pay for your experential
happiness, think before you upgrade what you already own."
Like when you buy your first car/mobile/gadgets, you feel great and 100% happier. But when you upgrade it to a newer model, you get extra comfort/luxury but your happiness is less than 50% and very short lived. Rather if you had spent the same money in adding an experience to your life, like going for a holiday trip/learning a new skill/adventure sporting/helping others, you would have got another 100% happiness plus a whole new experience!! Think over guys!!
We are not saying that you should totally avoid upgrading, then you'll become obsolete one day. But you can measure your happiness before you buy something.
For example, if I have a normal digi camera which is 10 MP (which is almost obsolete today) I would like to buy a digital SLR like everyone else. But I would like to check how happy I'll be on spending a huge money on it. Whether I'm interested in learning professional photography and then use it? or just have it in your cupboard because everybody has it? If learning and experiencing my creative skill through good photos is my ultimate reason, I would buy the DSLR right away.
Another example, when you buy your first house you feel so happy, satisfied, on top of the world that you have reached a milestone in your life. But when you buy your second house (a little more bigger, spacious and comfortable), but you don't get the same happiness as you got when you did it the first time. I mean you can buy another living space, but think if you can increase your happiness by buying some kind of cottage on the hill top or on the beach, so that you can go and spend your holidays with your loved ones! That will give you a new experience!!
So let's make conscious decisions when we spend huge money on just upgrading things next time!!