Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment.—Mark Twain
Many people are always caught up with the idea of finding pleasure on material and expensive things, which feeds their personal ego and desire. As quoted by Mark Twain, we may not want the material itself, but we wanted to gratify and reward ourselves with these material things in order to vanquish any undesirable emotions and thoughts that disturb us. Not only does it eradicate bad things, but it also boosts one’s self-esteem and confidence in order to feed ourselves with the things we desire most.
As for me, I never had developed any attachment to expensive things that this world has offered. Although, I must admit that I am a materialistic person, but I often do not choose expensive and luxurious materials because I find it impractical. I only buy discounted, brand less, cheap clothes, etc. Nevertheless, among all the things that I have bought and saw on the market, shoes attracted me the most. I find it pleasing and alluring to the eyes, and it feels as if it holds some mystical powers, which brings comfort and warmth to my soul. This is feeling is kind of similar to Mark Twain’s notion; I buy shoes to comfort and satisfy my soul for a moment, may it be in glory or in sadness.
Among all the shoes, I have collected; cheap club shoes have dominated my closet. I seldom go to clubs, bars, or parties, but I find club shoes alluring the most. Maybe it is because I find high heels sexy and seductive.