shoptimism + consumerism + buy nothing day

November 27th is BUY NOTHING DAY – a day to quite simply be happy with what you have + not look for happiness in things + stuff + such. BUY NOTHING!!

So it turns out that this dude Mark Boyle in the UK got so into the idea that he’s spent the last year buying nothing. AS IN NOTHING. Not even FOOD! He lives in a camper on an organic farm where he trades work for food. This be his blog. Just for the love of it

Powerful if not a bit extreme. And tough.
So on the other side, in time for this big day is a new book called Shoptimism which is all about why we shop and how we can buy our way out of the economic doldrums. Thing is, the writer is talking about how we’re immune to advertising yet buying something that’s socially hip can be considered a NEED. Seems a tad contradictory to me.
Guess I want to make sure that I only WANT what I truly NEED.


One Response

  1. Good stuff, I will make sure not to buy anything. But then, I don’t buy anything on most days. 🙂

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