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Don't fool yourself

Our childhood grooming and values expects us to be frugal, save money for rainy day. In consumerism, show-off and desire to enjoy life by spending pushes our mind to splurge. In bargain we end up fooling ourselves.

February 24, 2011 / 12:28 PM IST

When Shruti and Parag told me they live a simple life style, I was amused. Shruti was wearing expensive solitaires in her ears, Parag had expensive Cartier watch on his hand and they had traveled in Volakswagon Jetta to my office. According to Shruti their monthly household expense was only Rs 60,000. When I expressed my amusement over her comment on simple life style, Shruti was prompt to respond

first published: Feb 10, 2011 01:20 pm