Well I don't get that same feeling of excitement. In fact the emotional response is pretty much the opposite. I feel quite depressed if I need to buy something new. I often feel guilt that I wasn't organised enough to think ahead and buy secondhand or from a sustainable source or to have made it myself.
I am well aware of the 'true' cost of buying new goods. The wasted resources, the pressure placed on our fragile climate, the people not fairly remunerated for the goods we buy on a whim to make ourselves happy. It is not true happiness because it wears off quickly and leaves people wanting to purchase something else to maintain the false high. And just think of the rubbish created!
So do I never feel the joy of acquisition??!
I sure do................
I'm excited by the eggs we hatch
|pallets into compost bins|
|climbing frame into chook dome|
Please tell me, what gives you a buzz?