OK, so today is Black Friday-the biggest shopping day of the year.
If you’ve had enough already of the consumerism that our world seems to revolve around, before Christmas has even really got going, then how about Buy Nothing Day as an antidote to it all?
Buy Nothing Day this year, is tomorrow, the 30th November.
I blogged about this last year-Buy Nothing Day is a really simple idea. You can probably tell from the title, all you need to do, is Buy Nothing!
It bills itself as a “global stand-off from consumerism” and aims to challenge our consumer culture.
I know I’ve quoted this stat before, but it bears repeating, especially when it is the form of this great infographic from the Buy Nothing Day website
and we all know that that is not right, and it’s not fair.
As individuals, it might seem that there is little that we can do to change the stat, but we can.
By the choices we make, the things that we choose to buy, or perhaps more importantly, to not buy.
It’s not about being Scrooge and hating Christmas, or not supporting the economy. It’s about getting us all to stop and think, or re-think, our relationship with ‘stuff’, which, you may have noticed, I am all for!
So how about it then?
It won’t change the world, but it might just help us all stop and think, before we buy.