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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Believe it or not...Buy Nothing Day on Black Friday!

This is just crazy! Black Friday is the  
B-B-B-B-B-I-I-I-I-I-G-G-G-G-G-est shopping day of the year! 
How on earth can this day also be celebrated as ...

For very few of us has there been a day when we absolutely bought nothing! Is it even possible to go 24 hours without buying something? There is always a day and time when something has run out, the fridge is bare, an absolute craving has taken over or the biggest sale of the century is on. The latter is exactly what's happenin' now!
With so many sales in placediscount on this, price slash on thattemptation surrounds our very being to buy, buy, buy whether we need it or not. Everywhere we turn, radio, TV, flyers, banners, posters all say the same thing, "Come on in! Come on down! HOT deals today! Save 10%...20%...30%... MORE!" Heck! Wonder when the day will come when the advertisement reads "We don't need it. You want it? Come and get it!" Basically that is exactly what's happenin'. It just comes at a price.

Remember nothing is free. In order to buy on sale what is for sale at its lowest price, the tendency is to overbuy, which means cash is out of the question. The alternative, the credit card. If the one we have is maxed out, the solution is simple: apply for another one. Too many are too easy to obtain without taking the time to read the fine print.

So, on Black Friday, looming in front of us is ...

But not the only question. Take a long hard look at what you are contemplating buying. What IS the reason? Do you NEED it or do you WANT it? Is it worth overextending yourself only to end up a stressful mess when the shopping is all over and the credit card bills come due? Do you really want to fight the crowds, 'dodge the bullets' so to speak? So, the challenge is on ... to buy or not to buy, that is the question.

On Friday, November 27 (US) and Saturday, November 28 (UK), challenge yourself to turn off the shopping and tune in to something more worthwhile. Spend the day with your family and friends! Some argue that ‘Buy Nothing Day’ can be the start of a life-changing lifestyle commitment, where others claim it’s meaningless, as observers simply buy more the following day. Either way, there’s no doubt that going without buying anything for an entire day is quite a challenge in the modern world, and will serve to make you think about what your life is really about. 

Do you REALLY want to find yourself in the midst of this?

This is CRAZY! It's MADNESS!