Death and Self-Worth are Strange Bedfellows

Why would someone that works for a living making $50K per year, raising 2 children and 2 dogs buy a Louis Vuitton purse for $3,500? What is the attraction? They aren’t even made of leather!! Why is it also that that person wouldn’t think of spending $3,500 for a funeral if their spouse died. WUT?? I recently had an epiphany on this and decided I had to write about it.