February 4, 2020 – Lewis Raymond Taylor

If You Want Happiness? Turns Out, Louis Vuitton is Not Required.

I spent £10,000 in Louis Vuitton in a week

I was kind of hooked.

Just a few months ago, when I was living in London, I bought a travel bag, then a backpack, a few pairs of trainers, a t-shirt.

Before I knew it, I had a belt, wallet, aftershave, and even a bloody passport holder! “It was a symbol of hard work” – I told myself.

I never thought I’d be able to own this stuff, and I had earned it – so why not?

But in reality, the more LV stuff I bought, the more hollow I felt.

I always thought I’d feel so happy if I had all the luxury brands, but it just made me feel disconnected from others.

As soon as I arrived in Bali, I took all that stuff and stuffed it into the back of my wardrobe.

I even went to the market to replace my wallet, as I wanted to be completely rid of it all.

And I can’t tell you how much better I feel!

Don’t get me wrong, I like nice things, such as a villa, or the places I go, but brands, and items solely for the purposes of showing off, just feels soulless.

It’s crazy really.

You spend your whole life craving these things, and then you get them, and then realise you were better off without them in the first place.

Today, I sit here, in clothes worth £10, not £10,000.

And I feel happier than ever.

Guess what?

If you want happiness?

Turns out, Louis Vuitton is not required ❤️