I own two grapefruit spoons.
The same manufacturer made them using the same molds. The only difference is the material used. One is stainless steel and the other is silver or silver-plated.
One is easy to care for – you just throw it in the dishwasher. The other requires a special cleaner, and even if you don’t use it, you have to routinely clean it. You have to store it in a special place or it will tarnish.
Yes, it tarnished.
I never use the expensive silver spoon. I also don’t take care of it as it needs. I always grab the stainless steel one.
The funny thing about expensive things is they require more work. A lot more work.
It’s the same with any riches. You have to take care of it in a particular way or you have to hire others to “polish your silver.”
When we desire lovely things, we don’t always count the cost of taking care of them. We don’t own them; they own us!
No matter how wealthy you are, the practical items will get used more often.
Form follows function.
Practical before pretty.
Practical is always frugal.
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