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Maybe I missed the point [Apr. 22nd, 2006|09:10 am]

Yesterday morning I saw a news segment about a woman who, stuck in debt and feeling queasy about being such a slave to consumerism, vowed to go a year without buying anything other than bare necessities. She wrote a book about it, Not Buying It - My Year Without Shopping.

This story made such an impression on me that I went out yesterday afternoon and spent over $200 on new clothes.



[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2006-04-23 07:53 am (UTC)
It wasn't that I didn't agree with what they were saying - I just don't think it applies to my life these days. I mean, I actually debated for three months over whether to spend $12 on a new makeup brush. My old one was *20 years old*. So I don't think I fall into the "mindless consumerism" catagory.
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2006-04-23 07:56 am (UTC)
Right, me either. We buy out of necessity most of the time. I would love to have the extra cash to just spend for the fun of it. It sickens me to see clips of celebrities shopping - they seem to do it so much and so outrageous and I bet most of those items they never use or gift out. Seriously you rich people, give to those who REALLY need it, there are starving children you know!!
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