Friday, November 23, 2007

interesting proposition

I found this link while surfing the internet and found it rather intriguing.

Has me thinking not only about holiday shopping but regular all-year-round consumerism as well.

Hmmm ... but could it work and/or make a difference?


Jeni said...

In all honesty, I have pretty much operated on that wave length for many years now. It's not that I didn't get my kids gifts for Christmas (or birthdays, etc.) but I thought long and hard over WHAT I purchased - mainly because when you are raising 3 kids on less than $11,000 a year (yes this was back in the 80's, early 90's), with no health insurance, etc., watching what you purchase is a necessity -an absolute necessity! It still is! I did break down today and went shopping for a little while with my daughter & the two little ones - first time I have EVER gone shopping on the day after Thanksgiving since they made it into a major shopping event! I've felt for years now that all the hoopla of gifts - the more, the higher the price, etc - was going totally against the message we are supposed to have for the season. My motto has always been "Need, vs want" -not always one my kids appreciated then but they survived. My splurge today - bought a mini-digital camera for myself for all of $9.99 -and it works too! I can download from it to my computer and learn a little bit about digital photography (very little, I know but basics) and I'm not out an arm or a leg for it this way.
Best way I know to get people to "downsize" on the shopping is to have their income drastically reduced and you get forced into living a different reality.

Posolxstvo said...

Hey Mollygras. You sound like a damn commie. Out of control consumerism and Christian family values are what this country was founded on. Love it or leave it babe.


molly gras said...
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molly gras said...

Jeni -
I'm super psyched about your digital camera purchase! I can't wait to see all the lovely pictures you're sure to post.

And as far as "living a different reality" goes, sooner or later our culture is going to have to make a much needed shift with our possessing and then disposing of "stuff". What we're doing now is alot like Dr. Suess's The Lorax -- YIKES!

Pos -
"out of control consumerism and Christian family values" -- I think you need to take a road trip over to western PA's Moshannan Valley trash towns to see first hand the by-product of our much heralded consumerism and unchecked Christian family values. Yucky business I say.

And by the way, I prefer pinko not commie, thank you very much.