Today is Buy Nothing Day.
For the occassion, I'll reiterate what I wrote last year:
For me, Buy Nothing Day is as symbolic a gesture as you can get: I sometimes go for a day or three without buying anything. It's not that difficult. But North America is full of people who are lost in conspicuous consumerism. I know more than a few people who mistake stuff for happiness. When you are so bereft of serenity that you fill your empty life with consumer goods and your empty head with celebrity gossip, you have a problem, maybe even one so serious that it will ruin your life.
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