Want vs. Need

I find most of my trash comes from consuming. Whether it be the packaging on a new purchase or containers from take out.

Today was the 17th Annual Buy Nothing Day which is an international protest against consumerism.

Earlier this month I tried to buy as little as possible for a whole week. It really makes you think about using items you already have, as well as borrowing or just plain doing without. Well that whole experiment lasted one week. Then I went on a spending frenzy, buying anything and everything I was thinking about while I was on my "diet". So while Buy Nothing Day is not as extreme as what I was trying to do, it still makes a lot of sense just to take a day to reflect on really what we need rather than what we want. And really I am pretty lucky, and do not need as much as the general public would want me to believe.


Mitch said...

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