We live in times where everything tends to get cheaper and cheaper.
While prices are dropping, what often drops first is the quality of the product.
However – as a consumer, we have a choice. For as long as I can remember, I valued quality way more than price. A lot of people have laughed (or complained) that I'm only buying the “best” stuff, whenever it's possible. No matter whether it's a piece of electronics equipment, a kitchen utility, or…. you name it. I often “overspend” money on items that I could potentially get at a fraction of a “similar” products (or so people think).
And then watch it again. and again. There's a ton of … well, wisdom… in there. :)
Apparently, there's also a book about it (whatever was first, book or movie), but I haven't read that one – yet. Definitely on my to do list.
this is an input from someone I've been following intensely for a while, psychology professor Jordan B. Peterson. He has a lot of videos up on youtube (I've archived them all for you in case they ever go down) – not always easy to digest, but still very valuable.
He answered a question on Quora, “What are the most valuable things everyone should know?” a while ago. (Actually, he's turning this into a book as we speak).
I found for myself – and I've heard many others say the same – that you will be the happiest when you create things.
It doesn't matter what it is that you're creating; it can be music, art, writing, a video, a new concept, an idea, a thing, ANY thing – the act of creating is something magical. It's something that connects you to the universe. It's what you're here for.