One of my favorite paintings!
Here’s a list of 10 unexpected costs of owning things. Many ring true for me…how about you?
1. The things you own have a cost of ownership.
2. You are carrying around the emotional weight of the things you don’t use.
3. You don’t learn your lessons on overspending, because you never face reality.
4. You let yourself buy status symbols.
5. You use objects as comfort.
6. You are weighed down.
7. The more stuff you have the more blind you become to it.
8. If you are overspending, you will never see that money again.
9. Each object has a path before you bought it.
10. You like the idea of owning something more than the reality.
Read the rest of the article here: http://almostfearless.com/2008/06/02/the-10-unexpected-costs-of-owning-things/
This article states precisely why I am an avid freecycler!
Love love love this app!
My friends built this stage!
Why go to a nasty sweaty gym to do stairclimbing when L.A. is full of stairs?
It sounds like Facebook is going to become more and more like Stumbleupon with this. I am curious to see how this pans out.
Yes, it’s a big idea. Or, as MG put it, the entire Internet will be turned into a tributary system for Facebook. And it all flows from a simple Like gesture.
Clever lyrics…check it out below!
I have no idea why Jimi Hendrix’ website hasn’t been thumbed up before! Today I went out and got Valleys of Neptune. It is an amazing recording and the Sunshine Of Your Love cover is off the hook!
It just shows to go ya that Jimi is the greatest fucking guitar player this planet has ever seen, and that he is still proving it nearly 40 years after his death!
Our global human (increasingly conformist!) society is like a huge train running at full speed. There are so many arms shoveling coal to keep the speed up that the changing landscape rushing by outside is hardly discernible. Yet we know, with increasing certainty, that we are running towards a cliff. We need not only to slow down, but to change course altogether. Not so easy when you are a train on rails.
We know that the current growth paradigm with growing population, growing economies and even faster growing overuse of our natural resources will leave us with a world deprived of all its natural richness. What used to be abundant are already becoming scarce: from oil, to minerals, fresh water,fish, animals, rain forests, fertile land.
We know where this development leads us, because it is a path followed by many human cultures before, although in smaller scale. The difference is that this time we have all the knowledge. We have the knowledge and power to change. We have to abandon growth for growth’s sake until collapse (which is the logic of the cancer cell) in exchange for a development path based on humanistic values and harmony with our surrounding environment.
A path is needed, where we as a species can thrive in harmony with an environment which gets richer, not just in financial terms, but also including our natural capital.
We need Thrivability.
This is what I aspire to be at hooping. Lily, you rock!