In its simplest form for me, a luxury is having a thing that we really wouldn’t need. Those things that we feel are very nice to have and that we enjoy, if even for a moment. One persons luxuries are vastly different than another’s, what determination have you developed to experience something as a luxury or a need? A pretty important question to have in mind as you seek meaning and impact from your life.
For some, to simply have the free time to do what they want to do is all the luxury they need and pursue. For others it might be to have that item that promotes an image of success to others. Others may consider it a luxury to have paid the bills one month and still have monies left over to save or to invest. Luxury is temperamental and certainly in the eyes of the beholder.
For purpose-of-life sake, focus your pursuit of luxuries to make a contribution of some kind. A contribution that moves you and others to become inspired by that something. One extra thing that you would do or even purchase that would move you closer to having an impactful and gratifying experience from it. Fulfillment in this fashion leads to a hundred other benefits in our lives. Aim for purpose in pursuit of any luxury and happiness will follow.
“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life. All that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic in life about.” — Albert Einstein —