Change the World Wednesday – 4th July

I am sitting here, devastated. I mean, I knew this was coming, we were warned last week. But it’s a bit like, it’ll never happen, until it does.

I need more coffee.

No CTWW this week. What do I do before work. 6am on a Wednesday, every Wednesday, I am primed to produce a CTWW… and today, nothing.

I click on the CTWW Banner that takes me to Reduce Footprints, and all I get is Happy 4th July!

Not everybody has a Fourth of July, only Americans, what about the rest of the world? In Brazil it’s 7th September, but I still blog, New Zealand has Waitangi Day on 6th Feb, but they still blog…

So, I’m going to continue…

I am going to set the challenge…

How many useless appliances do you have at home? How many appliances do you have that you could do without? How many appliances do you have that should really never have been invented?

Look at this.

Does the world really need a ‘kitty/puppy warmer’?

No!

Kitties and puppies are well designed to keep warm. They have fur, it’s Mother Nature’s way of keeping them warm. They also have a natural instinct to find the warmest places, in a sunny window, on the hood of the car, on the bed when you get out, in front of the radiator or on the coffee pot.

They don’t need an electric warmer bed!

There is so much made in this world that we don’t need. Things are invented to make money, to make you spend.

This is consumerism. It doesn’t make you rich, it makes companies rich and keeps you poor, keeps you dependent and wanting more.

Go on, tell me how many things there are in your house that you could really do without.

Have a Happy Fourth of July!

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Josta, The Netherlands on July 4, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Great post. Sensible, but still it seems difficult for part of our population to see that!

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    • >Josta, it is something I often allude to. We have really become quite a sick society when it comes to the ‘want, want now’ brigade, and most of the stuff we want is not necessary. Thanks for the comment.

      AV

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  2. Posted by Clare Marie on July 4, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Even though I ‘spring clean’ and un-clutter (donating to charity shops) all year round, I read a blog last night that suggested to ‘throw away 50 things’, and thought to myself: Self, you could and should do that! Of course I wouldn’t actually throw them away, but try and find a new home that might appreciate them like I guess I once did .. I hate that I’ve been sucked into consumerism – No More .. Well, unless it’s home canning equipment, but I’m going to be keeping an eye out at 2nd hand shops for that 😛

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    • >Claire, it’s no shame to admit to consumerism. The whole world is orientated to do that, everything from companies to their advertising to society. To reverse that trend is a battle. Home canning… that’s good. I have been op shopping (second hand stores) for years.

      Thanks for the visit and comment, appreciated.

      AV

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  3. Hope you had a good one!

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