This post has been edited and republished on my personal blog here.
When I haven’t seen someone in a while – and I don’t know much about their life anymore – it makes me feel sorry for them if all they can talk about are things that cost money. It’s not that I don’t own a flat screen tv or have a semi-new car. It’s not that I don’t travel or stay in nice hotels when I have the chance. I do. It’s just not the kind of stuff that comes to mind when I’m having a conversation. If you have to brag about all of the material things in your life, there probably isn’t much else to it. Tweet #lizkzook