Our lives are a plethora of choices, options, decisions; day-in-day-out we make decisions and choices! What time to wake up, when to go to work, what to eat, who to see, what we wear etc. everything we do is a decision, a choice and when it comes to buying a new car it’s no different - but the real question is…are we limited in our choices, do we really have other options and most importantly, am I making the right one?
Of course the gravity of our decisions vary on the importance of the situation, and none more so than when we decide to purchase a new car which, if you’re an Alfanatic (which if you’re reading this you probably are), would be one of the most intense and emotional periods of you life!
So when it comes to forking-out for something that you’ll either be stuck-with or in-love with, it’s a bloody good idea to make sure that you make to correct one – not one that seems or feels right, but one that IS right!
As I sat in the morning traffic with the winter sun just beginning to peer over the horizon, I looked around at all the “fancy” cars that people were driving. Some people were in their cars with an intense gaze, as if focused on getting through the maze of traffic ahead, others appeared to be singing along (off-key no doubt) to whatever was playing on their stereos….and others, well, they looked as if they were still half-asleep – in need of some serious caffeine! But the one thing that they all had in common, was that none were smiling like I was, which leads me to believe they hadn’t made the right decision – they weren’t in an Alfa…
As I thought about the last 5 -1/2 years that I’ve had my GT, I couldn’t recall a single moment where I was not totally happy with it, which is what got me to thinking about the decisions we make in life – especially those about buying a car! I’ve read about a phenomenon called the “base-level happiness” which in a nutshell, is ones happiness vs. your latest acquisition and can be represented on a graph (as seen below).
This is a very normal human “condition”, which we’ve all experienced and will continue to experience in one way or another, especially when buying a car – you get a new car and for a couple of weeks you keep it clean inside and out, make sure that you park it away from every other car in the lot, take photos of it, Facebook it all the time and ultimately really appreciate it!
However, this feeling soon subsides and familiarity takes hold – the need to “fill to empty gap” (be it subliminal or not) eats away at you and, soon you find yourself trolling the internet looking for your next car/fix – in an endless spiral of need vs. fulfilment that unless broken, will leave you out of pocket and unfulfilled!
There is however a way to curb the rut, to break the norm and lift yourself out of the abyss! You need to seek out and commit to the Alfa to ensure you have unending happiness! The happiness found here, as can be seen on the Alfa-base-happiness chart below, clearly shows the happiness and fulfilment that is experienced when making the right decision, when it comes to purchasing a car – because in the end, one’s happiness after meeting the Alfa is infinitum and when the time comes to purchase a new one (out of need more than trying to fill a gap), you can rest assured that the Alfa will once again leave you fulfilled for many years to come.
So go-on, make the right decision and ensure a life filled with unrivalled happiness and joy – get yourself an Alfa, and join all the other smiling Alfa drivers in the traffic! You know it’s the right thing to do!!