Down memory lane
Age old wisdom
The older generation were people who wasn’t exposed to mass production or use and throw practices. They had limited available resources and so were conscious of what they used and how much they used. Their products were built to last. Every little thing that they bought was with a consciousness of its usage. Both my mom’s and mother in law’s wet grinder still functions flawlessly after so 25 plus years of terrific usage. The pretty costly smart phone that I bought 3 years back now freezes all the time. Alas, our generation products are built to be discarded very soon.
We have access to an abundance of products. Shopping malls everywhere. Alluring advertisements beckoning us to buy just one more – just one more. We live in an age where products are being supplanted by new products at a breakneck speed.
It’s not so bad reusing envelopes, using a fountain pen, buying standard products and taking care of them so as to not replace it with a lousy one.
New fashion rules have emerged. Handbags must match the attire. Dresses must not be worn at two occasions. Phones, phone cases, shoes, accessories, tabs, cafe, fast food joints and what not. We are literally being bludgeoned by products.
Every government across the world is trying for maximum literacy rate in their country. But what good is education if you are just going to cut down trees to make more books. Lets use that education to make conscious decisions to help ease the planet’s burden.
There s a difference between luxury and profligacy. A chocolate once in two months is a luxury. Having it every day ‘just because you can’ is simply a crime. There are still people around us who are struggling to meet 1300 calories per day. Where as we have an affluent lifestyle filling ourselves with food and products and then later hitting the gym to shed the extras.
Let’s be conscious of our decisions!
P.S :- (Just so as not to sound like a hypocrite)