This is something I have been thinking about and analyzing lately. I have found, more often than not, whenever I find something that I "want" and start I start fixating over it...once I finally get that item, I almost immediately feel some type of let down or feeling of "that's it?" or "now what?" with it. This applies to almost any type of "dream" item - cars, electronics, whatever. It seems like no matter what you have or what "level" you live on, you adapt and get "comfortable" almost immediately. I have lived in incrementally better apartments my whole life, up until finally buying my first house about 8 months ago. Every step along the way, I always yearned for a better place to live. And whenever I got that place, I got used to it and appreciated it less almost immediately. I think about this same thing in regards to the sports teams I follow. I'm an avid Packer/Brewer/Badger fan. Along with loving these teams comes a GREAT deal of disappointment and let down. With the exception of a Packer SB win a few years ago, we live exclusively in the "almost!!" territory (Final 4 for the Badgers but no National Championship. Rose Bowl but no win. Playoffs for the Brewers but no World Series...on and on. There is something fustrating but kind of satisfying about it in a way. I think I would rather follow teams like this as opposed to the Yankees/Patriots/Red Sox of the world, where you're winning every other year, and never really "wanting" because you always "have". I thought about it this year when the Badgers made it to the Final 4 and were one Kentucky 3 pointer away from the National Championship. As awesome as a title would have been...I would still rather be a Badger fan than, say, a Duke fan, where you have so many titles that each new title you win is "just another one". Circling back to my main point. Has anyone intentionally deprived themselves of "want" or "dream" items, because you perfer the feeling of wanting something as opposed to having something?? Even items that are well within your means? I feel like whether it is a high end smart phone, or a brand new Corvette...almost any item, when you finally get it, you're kinda left with "now what?" after a few days/weeks/months with it.