Less is more and it is amazing how many times this proves to be the case , we don’t realise it at the time we are getting all this stuff together that we feel we really ” must ” have . We must have the best of the best , we must have the latest edition of whatever it is we are chasing at the moment , it must have all the bells and whistles it must be the exact thing or we don’t want it . The more we allow ourselves to be like this the more the big companies love it as it puts more and more money in their pockets and that is what they want more than anything else.
What they do not want us to learn is that we do not need everything to be updated continually , they do not need to be renewed what seems to be every 5 mins. Listen to them and they will have you spending more and more money to keep a level of upgrade going that they want you to do. They do not want you to realise that the new phone you got , the new computer you had , the new kitchen appliance or the new TV , will actually last more than 5 mins. you really do not have to keep getting the new model or else . They hate it when you do find out that …hey wait a min. here these things are still working fine so why do I need to get rid of a perfectly working product ?
When you look at it too a lot of the things they tell us we ” must ” have we really do not even need , I mean ok you have a TV it works good but you can’t do all these extra bits they say it now needs to do , they now have so many additives that they are hardly like a normal TV anymore , but if we do not want it to be any more than a TV why do we need to get rid of it just to have the newest thing ? There is also computers, they are forever making them bigger and better , just like the TV’s , then talk you into needing the upgrades , they make it sound like it’s life or death if you don’t upgrade the very min. they say you should . The worst of all these devices is the mobile phone , it seems there is something bigger and better for them every 2 mins rather than 5 , it is just amazing and what is more amazing is that people cannot seem to wait t get the so called improved gadget and they line up for days sometimes to get them .
Me personally I couldn’t care less about all these so called upgrades as long as it does what I bought it for in the 1st place then I don’t want to be spending money for the sake of it just because some big wig millionaire who owns a big store says I need to . These days it is just about everything we use they have now made upgradeable , to phones , to TV’s, to fridges , to washing machines , doesn’t matter what ,now it seems everything must be upgraded or else. Then there is the motor car , man have they changed over the years now they can even drive themselves ….good grief …no thanks that is 1 thing I do not like but yes now they can . Give me the cars we had before they started playing about and putting computers in them , that to me was the time they got worse not better , if they broke down then it was usually a simple and cheap thing to fix it , but now it’s next to impossible to fix them yourself or cheaply even if you can find the parts you need .
The old IT concept of ” turning it off then on again ” these days has meaning for so many things that are not computers at all but have computers in them making them more and more expensive to fix and to run. Seems they can computerise anything these days , hate to say it but that also includes people * shudder * The troubling thing is we sit back and let it happen and say nothing , we let them do what they want to and they love it . As for me all I want is a phone that makes calls, a fridge that keeps my food cold, a freezer that freezes , a TV that is just a Tv and a car that is just a car that you can run without needing to be a computer tech to be able to run it , a stove that cooks the food , used to love the old wood burning stoves they were great to cook on but now we must protect the trees you can’t go and cut them down …..sheeesh … I give up …it does not compute….it does not compute ….it does not compute ..
HUSBAND:Why don’t we ever see eye to eye?, ME:because you are taller than me…