Euphoria is what has likely gotten you into the debt that will lead to bankruptcy. It is a state of pleasure or satisfaction. Brain studies show that anticipating a purchase triggers a larger dopamine release than actually receiving the same item. Let me give you some examples of how it works. When I was young, I wanted a Daisy air rifle. My brother wanted one too. This was the kind of rifle that you cocked just like the Winchester the cowboys used. The best part was that if I pushed the barrel into the dirt, I could fire a mud pellet. The problem was that my parents would not spring for them. We had to work and save our pennies and nickels to get up the $5.98 we needed. Working and saving were very exciting in the lead up to the big day.
Fast forward to 2011. I wanted to buy a very special gift for my wife. It is something I long wanted to give her. I wanted this gift to really mean something. So instead of just buying it, I scrimped and saved for it over a long time. I only used fees I received from court appointed criminal defense. The government pays very little for the excellent defense the poor receive. It took many weeks to earn enough to pay for the gift. Saving and checking the mail took on a whole new meaning. I felt that old pleasure and excitement that always leads up to a big purchase. This emotional high is euphoria.
Euphoria does not require a lengthy lead up. I can be as short, or as long as you want it to be. The fact of the matter is the greatest pleasure in buying anything is before the purchase. The pleasure in having something drops off significantly after you own the item. Ever hear of buyer’s remorse? Euphoria is a big reason why you are in financial trouble and checking out this site. You can have as much euphoria as you want. All you need to do is to shop, see something you want, and whip out the plastic. It’s fun and feels good in all kinds of ways. Best thing is that it is a sure cure for financial fatigue. Unfortunately, once you get home with your bags of stuff the tingly feeling is gone and all you have is useless stuff, and debt which may lead you to bankruptcy if you can’t pay it. Ways to control euphoria:
- do not make significant purchasing decisions when you are tense or fatigued
- do not shop when you are hungry
- spend more time than usual on big buying decisions, at least a weekend
Euphoria is the enemy of financial responsibility, it does not have to lead you to debt and bankruptcy. Just remember, wanting is a thrill and having is a bore.
Other attorneys playing the bankruptcy alphabet game claim:
- Ryan Caldwell claims E is for Exemptions.
- Jay S. Fleischman claims E is for Executory Contract.
- Cathy Moran Claims E is for Exemptions also.
- Bob Doig claims E is for Emergency Filing.
- Dorota Trzeciecka claims E is for Equitable Distribution .
- Los Angeles Bankruptcy Attorney, Mark J. Markus claims E is for Examination.
- Philadelphia Suburban Bankruptcy Lawyer, Chris Carr claims E is for Eviction.
- Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer, Monica D. Shepard claims E is for Early Preparation.
- Philadelphia Bankruptcy Attorney, Kimberly Coleman says E is for Eligibility.
- Downriver, Michigan Bankruptcy Attorney, Christopher McAvoy talks about Exemptions, which seems to be a popular topic.
- Chicago bankruptcy attorney Daniel Winter says E is for Everything.
- San Francisco Bankruptcy Attorney, Jeena Cho tells you about Emergency Fund.
- Wisconsin Bankruptcy Lawyer, Bret Nason thinks E is for Exceptions to Discharge.
- Metro Richmond Consumer and Bankruptcy Attorney, Mitchell Goldstein says E is for Equity.
- Marin County Bankruptcy Attorney, Catherine Eranthe also addresses E is for Equity.
- Livonia, Michigan Bankruptcy Lawyer, Peter Behrmann blogs E is for Exemptions.
- Houston Bankruptcy Attorneys, Busby & Associates says E is for Either Mortgage Loan Modification or Bankruptcy.