The things you use should be amazing and delightful and excellent and beautiful and perfect and nice. There it is, the whole point of this site in one grammatically poor sentence.
The problem is that we have made a habit of mistaking the feeling we get from consuming "a lot" for the feeling of satisfaction. Listen, I'm not mad at you, but you definitely have me confused. The "less but better" movement isn't exactly complicated. So, I don't get it. Why do you keep buying so much cheap crap that you hate?
Ok, fine, just a handful of sentences in and I already lied. I'm so deeply drowning in self love that I actually think that I do know why you, and basically everyone, buys so much. When we go to a restaurant with bland food and only eat a small portion we find we are left wanting. Instead of seeking better quality food, we decide that the quantity of the food was the issue. So we demand more until we can't eat any more and then decide that that must mean satisfaction. It works the same way with so many other thing we consume, e.g.
- Clothes - "I don't think that any of these clothes look good on me" - then going back to the exact same stores
- Gadgets - "I hate this cheap phone" - then replacing it with a similarly cheap phone
- Gifts - "I don't know if she will like this" - then buying 5 more mediocre gifts hoping they will add up to a single good gift
- Jobs - "I want meaning and purpose in my life" - then choosing a meaningless job because it pays a bit more and offers a slightly more impressive title
Quality isn't about a lot of money, things, or titles. Quality is about a lot of value.
Enough of the why, chances are you either already agree and don't need to see more or you don't agree and won't be persuaded in just a few paragraphs. Instead it might take an entire blog. So, for now, just the basic premise: the things you use most in life should be amazing and delightful and excellent and beautiful and perfect and nice (without spending too much, hopefully).