“I wanted to be a citizen of the world but not in a superficial way”
Ms Simple is more glamorous, but she still spends a pittance of what other woman spend. Between us we have virtually no expense for clothes. 1-2 items once a year would be a big shopping year for us. As you get older you realise that there is no point having a $50,000 wardrobe. It’s just compensating for an unmet and unresolved emotional issue. I would rather impress people with my character and conversation than something superficial like clothes. I have also found that comfortable functional clothes help shield you from unnecessarily conversations with superficial people that are trying to cultivate a relationship (networking) to generate some personal gain. Life is too short to waste with pretend people that seek to make you into their tool or their plaything. It’s also too short for people too afraid to become themself. There are oh so many people stuck on this ride trying to convince everyone that they are really somebody better than they actually are. Actions speak when words beguile.
So dressing a bit dowdy has the major benefit that many superficial day traders are too important to talk to someone poor and clueless like me. And I like that just fine.There are millions of brilliant genuinely caring soles that inspire and motivate me. For them no favour is too great. My door is always open for whatever I give I will receive ten fold.