On November 28th, there is an event called the “BUY NOTHING DAY“.
Good folks have been doing this once a year for 10 years now. Congratulations. 1 day out of 365 is a good start.
Try not buying anything for one day every week! This is a good exercise to see how unsustainable our lives are. In general, we are not sustainable. We are dependent on cash money.
We don’t grow our food, own our homes, generate our own electricity, make our own clothes or entertain ourselves. Thus, we need money to get these things. As Americans are starting to discover, money is in short supply and the money they do have buys less and less of what they need.
Buy Nothing Day is your special day to unshop, unspend and unwind. Relax and do nothing for the economy and for yourself – at least for a single day.
Can you really buy absolutely nothing for just one day? You might say “Sure!” but can you ACTUALLY go one whole day without transacting ANY business? Are you totally debt free so that you can go a whole day without accruing interest on your mortgage? Are you off the grid so that you can go a whole day without paying the power company? Do you have ANY utilities? Water, Sewer etc? Do you have a cell phone? Do you have stocks or other investments that transact business in your name every day without your input? Do you have other debts, such as credit cards that accrue interest? Can you really go one whole day without buying anything? Try it!