Friday, 24 October 2014

I own therefore I am

thou not be defined by thy possessions

7 comments:

Shelley said...

Perhaps not internally, but the world makes judgements about your externals. I think we're stuck with this.

Yuko Jones said...

Yes, thank you! I needed to hear this. I think we are defined rather by our actions :)

frugalscholar said...

I agree--but then why do I have so much stuff?

pao said...

yeah...

Gam Kau said...

Shelley, tis true, but I try to conciously opt out. Often fail, but at least attempt self awareness.

Yuko, yes, actions are a better measure aren't they?

FrugalS, we are stuck in our culture so we all end up with more stuff than we need!

:) Pao

silkpathdiary said...

Awlays a struggle in the 'West' and very much simpler everywhere else in the world I feel.

Gam Kau said...

SilkP - I think once a society has a firm middle class and above, consumerism takes a strong foothold. There is no escape!