Posted: 2/4/2013 3:31:33 PM
People consume, and their minds are consumed by that thought process. "I need new shoes to go with my new shirt. I need that car because it's cool looking and fast. I need that microwave because it's bigger and better than the one I have now." This will never change.
I guess there's nothing wrong with this as long as it's kept in check. Imagine if everyone gave 10% of their income to charity. I don't, and 99.9% of the people out there don't. However, I need to start doing that or donate time to local soup kitchens or animal shelters. I really NEED to start doing this. I don't have a problem with somebody spending $10,000 a month on crap they don't need if they're donating the same amount or more. It's consumer goods consumption and greed on a mass scale without giving back that I have a problem with.
I'm starting a new business venture and I truly believe my income will double or triple in the next year (because I'm going to make it happen). And I will donate because I won't NEED that surplus of income. I won't NEED that new car.