It’s an interesting question, that I don’t know the answer to. I only have my experiences to put forward a possible answer. I think we DO live in a throw away society. If something doesn’t work or loses it appeal, it is normal to replace it with something shiny and new. We do this with electronics and relationships.
Our society is moving forward so fast that things lose their value quickly. The latest electronics to the latest clothes and relationships. You can see this attitude in the way we fill our environment with landfills, and the way we treat our older population. We dispose, and throw away.
I’m here to tell you that you can give anything more than one life. Resist the urge to ‘throw-it away.’
Those clothes in the back of your closet donate them to the Salvation Army.
Those old electronics sell them, have them refurbished and sold again.
Plastic! Forget it! Use glass, glass can be used over and over again.
And most importantly don’t forget about Grandma. She maybe feisty but she has knowledge and stories to share.
I find value and magic in old things. When I see an old t-shirt my mind fires up a way to repurpose it. Even when I look at an old building my inner Property Brothers comes out and starts making floor plans and setting a budget. Repurposing can be fun, it your open to it.
If you have time look-up Depression Era tips to frugal living. Frugal living can help you save money and teach you to be more self-sufficient.
Do you guys think we live in a throw-away society? Leave a comment below.