I watched an awesome movie last night at the cinema. It's called "100 Dinge" (in English: 100 things). The story is about two guys (best friends) who enter a silly bet while they are absolutely wasted (that's definitely how good movies start). They are convinced that the other one cannot live without all their stupid shit. So, everything they own is going into storage, and for 100 days they can take only one thing back every day. Basically, they wake up naked in empty apartments on the first morning. Hilarious!
A lot of truth is told in this movie. We all have way too much stuff. Our society is built on the principle that more is always better. Everything around us is constantly trying to persuade us to buy more things. When we really think about it, we already have everything we need: shelter, food, clothes. Everything else is extra. We are told that once we own X or Y, we will finally be happy. That's such a big lie. If we were happy, we might stop buying stuff, and that would be counterproductive for the economy. So, we are kept in a state of ever-more-wanting-unhappiness.
Let's take a break. I challenge you not to buy anything today! Did you survive?