Saturday, November 25, 2006

How to Buy Nothing..

How to Buy Nothing

Were self-checkouts invented so nobody has to see the useless junk you buy?
In O. Henry's classic Christmas story The Gift of the Magi, Della Young sells her most prized possession, her long, beautiful hair, in order to buy a Christmas present for her husband, Jim. The present she chooses is a chain for Jim's heirloom pocket watch, the only valuable thing he owns. When she presents her gift to Jim, however, she discovers that he has sold his watch in order to buy an ornate set of combs for her beautiful locks.

Is there a lesson in here for us? The lesson is you don't have to buy anything to be happy. Here's how to resist the urge to splurge.

How to Buy Nothing - WikiHow

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