Contrary

Materialism

“We must not focus our attention exclusively on the material, because although important, it is not the main issue. The economic success of the Western world is a product of its moral philosophy and practice. The economic results are better because the moral philosophy is superior. It is superior because it starts with the individual.”

— Margaret Thatcher

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October 29, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

3 Comments »

  1. Sounds good to me. I never buy much. Cheap, plain food and a tank of gas, mostly. My house is a shack, though nicely situated. Mostly I scrounge for stuff people throw away.

    I bought this computer used, very cheap and the monitor is one a friend of mine didn’t want any more. I do pay for DSL piggybacked on my TV cable but run Vonage through it too, for cheap phone service. I don’t ever lock my doors because I have nothing worth stealing and everybody around here knows it. If anybody wants to come in and haul away some of the junk in here, they’re welcome to it.

    Comment by reddog | October 29, 2010 | Reply

  2. I don’t know what to say about my moral philosophy and practice. I guess I’ll just have to be satisfied with being cheap and leave that to others.

    Comment by reddog | October 29, 2010 | Reply

  3. I’m far from rich and don’t spend a whole lot of money. I don’t rush out to buy the latest gadget and I don’t eat out very much. But I do lock my doors and my car. My 2003 Malibu has 48,000 miles on it. It should outlast me.

    Comment by cutshoot | October 30, 2010 | Reply


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