let’s buy more and more stuff!!

have you heard of the 80-20 rule? 80% of the time, we use 20% of our stuff

i bought my bike brand seahawks shorts (pictured above) in 1984! although i have had to stitch it up, they are still good– and part of my 20%. it has been my favorite for MANY years.

but most things do not last. built in obsolescence does not settle well with me. i understand it, but i don’t like it. it says to us that quality isn’t important when something is made. in fact, it works against our capitalistic system. things are made with less quality so that we have to buy something new to replace it: more money can be made! the economy of consumers-producers can continue…

so spend the relief money well. let’s buy more and more and more!!

don’t even get me started on multinationals, the money they make and the influence they have that destroys communities.

and don’t get me started on the place of coveting as a built-in part of “marketing/advertising” in our economic system. is it still one of the ten commandments? who really confesses this as a sin?

forgive me for the rant and have a graced day!

1 Comment

  1. beccamac2001 says:

    Our purchases thus far, nail drumel tool for our old gal. No groomer necessary now 🥰.
    Dawn detergent, Epsom salts and vinegar, natural weed killer.
    The usual suspects to make habanero salsa cuz the hubs and Fr Freddy need it.
    Groceries cuz we haven’t eaten out for over two months , including take out!
    Turns out the hubs is an amazing cook, (I already knew this but he loves the praise)
    Peace love and light to you Fr Art!
    I talked to sweet little Carmen Smith Yesterday for quite a bit, she is well and happy.
    Rant over also.🤷‍♀️😂😂😂😉


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