I'm the kind of person who gets a candle and lights it. While I acknowledge this is the purpose of most candles in the world, in my life I know plenty of people who wouldn't light their candles. Many of us purchase items and consequentially begin the process of waiting for the "perfect time" to use said item. While I'm not suggesting you blow your college funds on a Birkin or rip the price tags off uber-trendy crop tops you bought without trying on, I believe many of us are perpetually waiting for that pinnacle moment where the stars align. To some of us, that is burning the $30 candle at a dinner party, but to others, the flawless moment never strikes. While part of the problem boils down to the aspect of monetary means, letting paper and coins serve as a barrier to happiness is nothing more than a rotten cycle of anxiety. I say this because I know. I once feared nearing the end of the wick for the sheer realization that I'd have to buy another, and couldn't fathom wasting the candle on a moment alone. In this way, I was a complete product of my millennial generation. You know what I'm getting at: feeling as if the moment didn't count unless it was documented by social media. Luckily I don't determine how successful my night was by the number of likes my photos consequentially receive.
There's holding off on our wants for pragmatic reasons; and then there's letting precious moments slip away. Waiting for a better moment to commence is nothing more than an exercise in futility. It's hard to rationalize saving something for a special occasion when you come to the conclusion that each day of your life is a special occasion.