"There is nothing that I need. Since becoming minimalist four years ago, my definition of need has changed dramatically. In fact, I rarely use the word… and cringe just a little bit when I hear others say it. Looking around my home this morning, I am reminded again that any use of that word in relation to my life is complete foolishness. With food in my kitchen, clean water in my cup, a roof over my head, clothes on my back, and a family who supports me, I am not in need. My wife claims I need some new black sandals because mine are starting to stink… but if that’s on the top of the list, I’m well-provided for. There is truly nothing that I need for my birthday."Joshua Becker at www.becomingmimimalist.com
Its easy to get caught up in consumption because you "need" something which probably you could manage without. Our definition of need has become warped as peoples access to finance has changed. Made even worse at this time of year!
(see previous post). They had increased in price significantly and I felt uncomfortable with the cost. I hate to feel ripped off by big brands. I have worn them a couple of times and realised that they don't fit despite being the same size and style as my old pair. I have a blister on one heel and a crushed big toe on the other! Hence, they are being returned and I will wear trainers which provide an altogether more comfortable and practical solution.