8 Jan 2010

The Story of Stuff & A Hippie In The Making

Like most people, I covet things. I wouldn't consider myself to be super materialistic, but I do certainly have a few special items that I'd like to buy and I probably spend a little too much time thinking about those things rather than just being happy with what I have and more importantly, enjoying and fostering relationships.

Some stuff that I'm currently daydreaming about include:

  • A better juicer (a Hurom Slow Juicer to be exact)
  • A better camera (not sure which one .... still stalking)
  • Some better paint & canvases (a hobby)
  • A better shade of interior paint for our living room (I'm thinking of going grey with it)
  • A Whiffer (an aromatherapy necklace. Heh)
See how many things on that list include the word "better"? In other words, I already have versions of these things, I'm just intent on upgrading. Perhaps you can relate (maybe you want a better cell phone? A better iPod? A better computer? A better pair of boots? A better stove?)?

Anyway, I was online doing some research for an article I'm writing when I happened upon The Story of Stuff. I love the rapid-fire but simple style of this presentation and it really hit home. See for yourself:

Ah, how timely that this comes after a post about buying a Playstation 3 on a whim (but let it be known we didn't trash our DVD player - it's just now with the TV in the bedroom) ... le sigh.

I think that with the exception of food, standard bills and a few necessary household products (musn't skimp on the toilet paper), I'm going to try to not buy anything for the rest of the month and see how that goes. Eeee?


Anonymous,  9:50 pm, January 14, 2010  

How's the no-buy month going?

Jen 12:27 pm, March 09, 2010  

It was awesome! And actually, pretty easy. Recommended!

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