Consumer society or clearing debris

You may remember that when we are back from thailand, then I wrote that why do people need so many thingswhere they come from. We lived for half a year without really needing anything, and all our belongings fit into two large backpacks. Yes, of course, something was in the rental housing, the other was simply not necessary because of the climate. But even if you remove these categories, all the same, the whole apartment is now filled up with junk.

In my life there were two moves from one housing toanother, and each of them is unfurnished, only things, appliances, and so on. So the second time we barely shoved into a cargo gazelle. That is, for happiness, we need a whole truck of things. What a horror :)

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People buy things to make themselves happy

A couple of years ago, adopted such a rule - ifthe item is not used, it is given or sold, or in extreme cases is thrown out. And despite this, the amount of trash is growing, I notice it by the fullness of the cabinets and shelves.

Why so many things?

Why so many things?

Do you know why this happens? This is the easiest and most affordable way to please yourself at the working person. I, too, when I was working in the office, could not travel, which means I had to somehow have fun. And so with many, shopping on weekends is a cure for stress and interest substitution. Especially, it concerns women, you just do not be offended :) The bag must fit the hat, in the samethings can not appear at work for two days in a row, in the end - a wardrobe for 100 people. It is clear that society imposes its stereotypes, but we are part of this society. Isn't it boring to waste your life on clothes?

Marketers are not asleep

The main task of many companies is to do it.so that the goods are bought, even if they are not needed. Only an electric toothbrush properly brushes teeth, new underpants are in fashion, the phone becomes obsolete for a year, this and much more is inspired by us from TV screens and billboards. Any self-respecting modern person is simply obliged to keep up with these trends.

It is also not profitable to do quality things,which will serve for a long time, because then no one will buy. Japanese foreign cars have been serving for only 5 years, and all household appliances begin to break down after 3 years. And the clothes are simple and you don’t need to do good, you still don’t take them down after a fashion.

Consumer society

All anything, yes this circulation of things in natureit never ends: more and more items for comfort, more storage furniture, more square meters for this furniture, and less and less joy.

At the same time, it always seemed wild to me that peoplethey do not think at all that natural resources, human labor, money and time were spent on this, but it all serves not for long and for entertainment, and then is thrown away. Thus, a consumer society is cultivated, which, consuming everything around it, does not produce in return anything but tons of garbage.

Where to start changing life

Not once already ran across different statements: “You want to let something new into your life, get rid of the old”, “Changes in life should start with cleaning the apartment”, “Do you want to know what the person has in mind, look to him in the storeroom (on the balcony)” Although the latter, perhaps I myself thought up.

Indeed, this is a global problem.humanity - the accumulation of unnecessary trash and suffering things in general. And the more I live, the more I feel that an abundance of objects at home makes me feel like lightness. Type in the search engine "rubble in the apartment," and you will understand what it is about. The more a person has clusters of rarely used things, or, even worse, not used at all, which supposedly will surely be useful to our children and ourselves in tsat years, the more he has chaos in his head.

The world will not change, but the conclusions can be foryourself to do. We decided for ourselves that we would not only thin out our things and debris once a year, but also try not to create them any more, and in general to minimize materialism.

P.S. At the moment, we have almost no use of household chemicals (except for washing powder, soap and toothpaste), stopped using the microwave, abandoned the TV for a long time, threw out all the souvenirs-dust collectors and stopped buying them as a gift, do not use any cosmetics and creams, replaced some clothes and shoes are more functional.

A few questions to catch up with:
Do you store a wedding dress for a special occasion?
Why do you need 50 plates when you are only two?
Are you bothered to remove dust from souvenirs?
Do you really need books on the history of the CPSU? Have you opened them for a long time?
TV in every room, is it so necessary?
Wooden old skis on the balcony when the last time you saw snow?
Do you have old shoes that are a pity to throw away, but you are unlikely to wear?
Can you quickly list what you have on the mezzanine?

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