Is Your Defensiveness Trying to Tell You Something?

I read a lot of different financial message boards.

I’m always amused when someone in a thread gets incredibly defensive over something that was posted. The latest example was a thread about luxury handbags. The original poster inquired about the quality of a certain brand of handbag and wanted to know if it was worth the price. Several posters chimed in praising the brand. Two posters in particular were so vociferous in their support I wondered if they worked for the brand. Other posters came on the thread and reported negative experiences with the brand. After a while, the consensus was that the brand was not worth the money, quality-wise.

It was a pretty civil thread up to that poin


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2 Responses to Is Your Defensiveness Trying to Tell You Something?

  1. Nika says:

    It depends on so many factors and personal circumstances.

    A 10K trip on a yacht in Galapagos Islands is definitely worth it if you have all your financial obligations met, have good EF, fund retirement, and you always wanted to go… and is not worth it if you won’t be current on your bills if you miss one paycheck.

    The quality of the item did not change, just the prospective.

    And parties on both sides would be guilty — some who can’t afford it or just don’t share the same interests will say how ridiculous it is to spend this kind of money on something like that.
    There is not only the “you only live once” party.

    I understand that to each its own. For example, I would not spend a dime on baseball tickets or sports memorabilia, but I understand that some people enjoy that, and so it is not a foolish choice (if you can afford it).

    Life would be so boring if we all had the same criteria for what is a worthy item/experience.

  2. pen says:

    that post was fun to read… very true.

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