'Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends.... Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts'
~Henry David Thoreau~
i have been thinking about materialism and consumerism a lot lately, here's what the oxford english dictionary has to say about both...
• noun 1 the protection or promotion of the interests of consumers. 2 the preoccupation of society with the acquisition of goods.
• noun 1 a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values. 2 Philosophy the doctrine that nothing exists except matter and its movements and modifications.
i like to think i am neither of these things, not really.
oh yes there are things i would love to have...
from fairysteps who sell the most wonderful things to make you smile :)
but i think there is a difference; you can love something and have the feeling of it being nice to own, but it remains a feeling~then there is that crazy lifestyle where people buy, buy, buy when its not needed.
why buy just more and more of things you already own and don't really need?
i don't see how someone can reach deep within and find peace when they are so 'consumed'