Drowning in Stuff

Posted on October 21, 2015

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Great piece here on The Guardian about Buying Less Crap!  inspiration to keep things simple:

The second you open your wallet to buy something, it costs you – and in more ways than you might think. Yes, of course there’s the price tag and the corresponding amount of time it took you to earn that amount of money, but possessions also cost you space in your home and time spent cleaning and maintaining them. And as the token environmentalist in the room, I’d be remiss if I didn’t remind you that when you buy something, you’re also taking on the task of disposing of it (responsibly or not) when you’re done with it. Our addiction to consumption is a vicious one, and it’s stressing us out.

SONY DSCI have learnt that it is better to have a small house than a big mortgage.  My time here is limited, the less time spent dealing with stuff (buying, selling and disposing) and the more time surfing, being outdoors and generally chilling out the better.

Notes to self: get rid of some more stuff, keep it simple.

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