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5 Days to Go – Have I been brainwashed?

I have five days until I start this challenge… an entire year of buying only second-hand clothing.. it’s a great challenge, will make me feel good about my impact and interaction with this planet and will also have a positive impact on charities I will be supporting every time I spend in one of their shops…

…..so why am I having an overwhelming urge to go to a shopping precinct and spend-spend-spend as though I will have nothing to wear for the next year? I have long loved buying vintage clothing and yet this self-imposed ban has me realising exactly how brainwashed I have become by living in this consumer society which places importance on fashion and image over many other very important issues (like… say…i don’t know…. health. substance. wellbeing. the future of the planet….).

I am resisting these urges to go out on a spending spree to rival Katie Holmes’ reported recent 6-month $10m spree (its okay – it wasn’t on herself, it was on her six-year-old daughter!). After all – ┬áit is not like I am also throwing out all of the perfectly acceptable and useful items of clothing sitting in my closet*… so why does it feel like it?

 

*okay… some are on the floor…

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