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20 December 2011 @ 02:30 am
More on the Great Purge  
I am hereby making a vow.
I shall buy nothing- NOTHING- for the next 6 months.
And I'm not talking about food and necessity- I'm talking about all the crap that you don't need. Clothing is ok so long as I use it. Books are always welcome- knowledge is invaluable.
Everything else, however, is not even an option.
I want to try and live my life without baggage. Like the emotional kind, I want to put that in physicality as well.
I produce my mind through art and carvings. Things that can go BACK to nature after it's life has passed. I don't want plastic things that will outlive me and kill every other thing on this planet.
I don't want to contribute to the giant hoards floating in the Atlantic. I don't want to be on of 7 BILLION of a stupid species that needs to fill it's space with empty stupid things in order to think it is important. I want to be like every other creature ASIDES from the human species. I want to be something that perpetuates nature and the natural order. I want to know that my most valuable goods are the ones that I carry in my head. The Languages, the Oral Traditions, the Martial Arts, the European Sword Fighting, how to plant plants, to ruminate about old scripture and the written words, and all the little secrets the stories have to tell us.

I did keep some of the old things. Some of the things that remind me of pinicle moments of my life. Asides from them, I do not want to ADD anything to my "collections".
For the next 6 months, I live like the things I hold most dear: I live in Balance and Harmony with Myself.
Lets see if this works.
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Eric "Kuba" Ashwalkswithtigers on December 20th, 2011 08:37 am (UTC)
I like your attitude. I wish more people made the same effort. Too many people are buying too much stuff they don't need (often with money they don't have), which is going to create even more problems.
gishkishenh: :)gishkishenh on December 20th, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)
If there is one person I knew would understand, it WOULD be you!
My only regret was not being able to bring my birch bark and cedar bark with me from Vancouver. It sheds once a year, and I pick it up and make art from it. It's free, it's environmentally friendly, and it can disintegrate when you don't want it anymore! It's the best thing EVER.