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When we make buying decisions, we're conditioned toward one common ideal: get the most, give the least.

Usually, that means scanning the shelves and internet to find the cheapest version of whatever it is we want. And usually, that's a solid way of doing it.

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We humans are not the best at applying reason-driven cost-benefit analysis in real time. Instead, an event suddenly takes place and we're pulled deeper and deeper into an emotional response.

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It's actually really ridiculously expensive to be poor - an unfortunate truth that a lot of people are learning firsthand this year. There are even some among us who are too poor to be able to afford to work.

We know, it sounds like a complete contradiction; but it's a reality for a shockingly large number of people.

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When you watch "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" or "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous" you're mesmerized... must be all the grandiose opulence. At least I am. Wondering how does one become a part of all that grandeur and how much does everything cost?

Redditor u/Kalieth wanted to know how people reacted to grand opulence by asking.... What's the most outrageously expensive thing you seen in person?
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Until you start paying the bills you never really understand how high the tally can rise. You don't think about monetary amounts until you have to earn it--then you're shocked by how even the items or tasks that seemed small and cheap were breaking the bank. Like underwear or socks... they can be pricey. I used to have a ton of pairs, in all colors and lengths but good socks ain't cheap. Even at the cheap store. Ten bucks for six pair feels excessive to me.

Redditor u/Zarellto_v2 wanted to discuss the worth we did not recognize through naive eyes by asking..... What is one item you did not realize was expensive, until you became an adult?

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