Why would you need another pair of shoes when the one you have is perfectly fine?
That’s a trick question. It requires a lot of thought, and if answered a minute too soon, might haunt you for the rest of your life.
Drama. Jangan Tak Drama.
You have a reasonably reliable pair of shoes. They’re a timeless pair, black, sturdy, hand stitched all around, and boast a fashionable and trendy name. You had to have them the moment you set your eyes on them. The image of those shiny patent on the equally shiny wooden rack would be flashed again and again in your mind, interrupting your speech and your daily routine. If on a woman, you imagine them on your feet, adding just that extra inch to transform you from the girl-next-door into a professional, confident fashionista. Every man will turn when you strut your stuff, and every woman would turn green in envy. If on a man, you could stride in pride across boardrooms, shaking hands with flair, confident that that deal will be in your hands by the end of the day, due to the impressive way the shoes made you carry yourself. And don’t even start on the number of women that would be blown away by your mere presence..
So you buy them. You treat them with great TLC, and indeed, it was proven time and again, that they served you with exact precision with what you had had in mind. They were comfortable, they perk you up in a way that no other shoes can. With them on your feet, you have the world in your hands. The shoes become you.
Until you see the matt brown leather pair that just happened to be featured in the latest magazine.
And you imagine how this pair, would for women, make you a little bit more sexy, bold and mesmerizing… and would for men, make you taller, solve issues even better, see things clearer and best of all, would elevate your status to “ You’ve Made It”.
Now what would you do… Black Pair’s perfectly fine.
Scrutinize every detail to find fault with Black Pair? Get Matt Brown anyway and justify it later? Rationalise by drumming it into you that Black Pair’s perfectly fine, but so is Matt Brown.. and you can deal with two pairs?
This is exactly what I mean. Do you need to find fault with the old to justify the new, or be content that it shouldn’t be rattling on your conscience since you need both, you can take care of both, and both will in the long run, make you a happier person?
Now apply the same concept to these situations :
a) why need an extra child when the number you have is already perfect?
b) why find new friends when the ones you have are good enough?
c) and the killer of all questions : why seek a different woman/man when the woman/man you’re with is perfectly fine?
And the answer would be? Let me know, please... :-P