Edit: I'm genuinely curious why is this such an unacceptable opinion.
You only spend money on things you identify with emotionally, which is mostly limited to yourself, your family, and your tribe (and people also spend money for signaling). This is also part of the reason why OSS and public service projects don't get many donations, except for short bursts when it's fashionable, and why you can't have nice things as a society without taxation.
The entire reason for taxes, and nation states. Those whose ambition is not paying taxes really do not understand what we're all trying to do together.
Then why do souvenir shops exist? Wouldn't they be extremely unprofitable if this was true?
Whenever I go I try really hard to find actual local craft and buy a single thing that is connected to place and will remind me of if.
Universally this one thing will cost me more but its actual local craft not Chinese import.
If the goal was to let everybody know that you went travelling, you can simply post pictures in some social media network.
Buying impractical things for social signalling is not characteristic of frugality.
Interesting take considering the existence of "tourist pricing".
>You only spend money on things you identify with emotionally
Is this usually how you decide what to eat? I've had $2 pizza in the past but it was because I was hungry and it was $2.
Maybe that depends on where you live. In my village tourists tend to tip 25-100% of the final bill and spend 10x more than non tourists.
I feel like there’s more to the story here. If I ordered a pizza and I cancel it, something happened. I probably didn’t suddenly get not hungry or find an investment opportunity that I was $2 short for.
Maybe the shop told me “that’ll be ready in 45 minutes” and I canceled over the service not meeting my needs.
I worked at a place where Pokémon Go led some people to scale a jump a fence to get to some poke-thing in an area that was both sensitive and incredibly dangerous.
The site police people put up signs warning Pokémon players that they would be arrested for trespassing, and I believe that at least 2-3 were!
Humans are just odd.
I wouldnt undervalue coffee production either, producing a cup of coffee actually does cost more than digitally replicating and distributing an application. The microeconomics are much different.
Digital artefacts on a sharecropper platform where content and applications can be removed, "upgraded" aka less features. It's not something I 'have' so yeah the $2 could very well be smoke and mirrors.
I don't know why I even clicked on this. Somehow I think I lower my clickbait defenses while on HN.
I Found the Best Burger Place in America. And Then I Killed It.
Trophy selfies remind me of the trophies a serial killer takes from their victims. Whether serial killers or Instagram nuts the only thing taken comes from the victims.