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Signs of a changing perspective

20 Mar

I’m the world’s worst hypocrite when it comes to sustainable living. I love the idea, but I’m still very keen on ‘stuff’.

I have some friends who rib me about my expensive tastes. Whenever they see the most expensive option (in anything) they jokingly refer to it as being L’s one. Don’t make the mistake mind you of assuming that I have good taste – I’m the kind of person who will pick the Prada coat (I’m exaggerating) off the rack because it appeals to me, then pair it with equally expensive shoes that clash horribly.

But I have noticed that my perspective is slowly changing.

  • This afternoon I actually drove past McDonalds (while totally starving) without driving through for a $1 cheeseburger.
  • Tonight I watched commercial TV for the first time in ages. The commercials were really jarring and unpleasant  – I’d never noticed that before.
  • I’ve been enjoying using Freecycle to give away things that I will never use.
  • I haven’t been to Coles or Woolworths since November.
  • I’ve really been enjoying a few quiet weekends at home, without feeling the need to fill ’empty’ days with something, just for the sake of it.

Might be a ‘phase’ (I go through a lot of those), but I’m enjoying it.