Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Cleanliness is Godliness

Things...anything...we love it. We want more of it, it fills our hearts, it satisfies us...but only for a short while before we want more!

We buy so many things, from cars to books to clothes we only wear once. We like to clutter our lives with things we want, things we don't want, things we need and especially things we don't need or want. Waste not, want not?

What is it that drives us to want more things? Why do we have to follow the latest fashion, knowing that next season our clothes will be obsolete and we won't want to wear them again? Why do we buy flash new cars only for them to depreciate quicker than petrol is going up. Why do we not cook more regularly? It tastes fantastic and costs so much less.

Would any of these things matter if it did not eat into our savings? Would these things matter if there was no such thing as carbon emissions? Should these things matter? It makes us happy, it makes people next to us happy and it certainly makes retailers happy.

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