Over the last two years I read or listened to nearly 300 books.
I acquired perhaps 10-15 from Amazon,
but the majority I gained access to for free from
the public library.
$7,500 (300 books multiplied by $25) is the amount I could have spent to acquire the books. Instead I gained access to 300 books for about $150.
The same holds true for videos, transportation, video games,
vacation homes, ATVs, boats, and RVs .
Acquisition is expensive; access is affordable and it scales (can be increased with ease).
Why buy or acquire when you can borrow, trade, rent or otherwise gain access to?
When we own or acquire we must also pay acquisition costs
such as insurance, maintenance and finance charges.
Access is the goal- not acquisition.
(Photo courtesy Suat Eman)