I know many people will disagree with the quotes today. Many won’t even read the quotes, let alone my text
There are thousands and thousands of people out there leading lives of quiet, screaming desperation, where they work long, hard hours at jobs they hate to enable them to buy things they don’t need to impress people they don’t like. (Nigel Marsh)
Variation: People are funny. They spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like. (I would say, well, no, to impress everybody.)
After some time, when you get much more than you need, you start thinking of the difference between WANT and NEED.
Supposing: you have lots of shoes that fit – you don’t need another pair. You’re shortsighted – you need glasses in order to see. You’re ill – you MUST HAVE medical treatment. You have 80 coats – probably you don’t need another. Maybe you want a new one now. What you need: food, shelter, health, education.
Top from Rome, earrings from Bath. Did I need the items? No. I wanted them. I’m not perfect. I like to get things from where I go. They take me to the places again, whenever I wear them.
I know many people think that if they wear “this or that” brand they’ll be happier and more respected. You’ll be happy for that moment, sure. If you need to wear labels to be accepted, the ones you want to impress aren’t worth (that’s only my opinion).
Please don’t take me wrong. We live among people. It’s not wrong to want something new, definitely not. And it creates lots of jobs in the world.
Yesterday I went to lots of shops with a friend. I wasn’t posing (she took it and I didn’t notice). I’m glad I resisted the shoes. I have 410 pairs, not needing more. It’s sometimes -4° C where I currently am now. Many people died – they didn’t have warm clothes. I’ll donate some soon. I’ll feel lucky to be able to help.
I’ll add “regardless of how much you own”. A dream world!
Hope I didn’t bore anybody with my “pub philosophy”!
I hope you have loads of sweet smiles this week!