What could you live without?
I don't remember where I came across this article, but I liked it enough to save it to post it on my blog. This article also brings back to memory a discussion I had with a friend sometime back about the kind of car I'd like to buy, as and when I'll buy it. I mentioned that I would prefer a small utilitarian car which has high mileage and low maintenance cost. My friend preferred something luxurious and big, which would enhance her status in some way. Both of us had our own school of thought, and I am not entitled to judge one as wrong and other as correct line of thought.
However, I do feel that a little thoughtfulness goes a long way in adding value not only for yourself, but also for society at large. With growing concerns about global warming, limited resource availability etc, doesn't it make sense for all of us to use our resources more thoughtfully?
So far, I have met very few people who agree to my line of thought in toto. Few years back even I used to dream about big, expensive cars, (as far as cars are concerned, I still do, but at the same time, now I know better), big lavish house and fancy gadgets. But over time my thought process has undergone major changes, and now I look more for value and utility and less for the brand value etc.
Anyways, I digress. Here is the article: (please note that in the following article where ever it says "I", it means the original author and not me)