It makes me wonder about our consumer habits as a species. One of the thing that is hit home to me again and again via uni and from what I observe at work is that one of the major causes of climate change and all that is evil with the world comes down to one thing: consumerism.
We shop, therefore we are. I can't claim to be perfect, I'm definitely a consumer whore for sure, however with the move in 3 and a half months or so I find myself constantly asking: do I need this? Do I really want it and most importantly: is it worth moving? 90% of the time the answer is 'no'. At the moment this means that my money (for the most part) goes on transport, food, savings and bills. It's a nice way to be, I only hope that I can continue to keep my consumer urges at bay and keep it up once I actually get to Wellington.
Because the fact is, I don't need half the shit I own and I do want to get rid of it. I'm about to start hocking things off on TradeMe at a huge rate for three reasons:
- I don't need it
- I don't want to move it
- I need every cent I can scrape together in the next 3 months