I always find it interesting that in the middle of Times Square, one of the busiest places in the entire world, there are always serious construction projects going on. Even though it was well past midnight (and, no my family was not with me on this outing), I knew when he picked up his saw that sparks were going to fly!
TOO MUCH STUFF
If you have been reading our blog you know our house is up for sale and we plan to downsize to a condo. The move is motivated by a number of factors, but one is the desire to simplify our life. We want to get rid of as much unnecessary stuff as possible. Life is about experiences, not stuff. I just read that there are 2.3 billion square feet of storage units in the U.S., enough for 7 square feet for every person in the country! Which of course reminds me of the classic George Carlin routine about stuff. If you have never seen this clip, his observations are so true which is why it is so funny.
Yes, we are a society obsessed with stuff. Earning money for stuff, buying stuff, selling stuff, researching stuff, storing stuff, moving stuff, then moving stuff again (our favorite), organizing stuff, and of course, recycling stuff! Speaking of that, my sister Erin is really a champion when it comes to recycling and not focusing her life on stuff. She currently is participating in an EcoChallenge 2013 that involves not buying anything that comes in a package. Check out her blog post about how well it is going.