2nd October 2015Category : Life StylePublished by :Aprajita Dixit Reading Time : 5 Minute News Sourced : India
in a while we hear of a new challenges that gets viral all over the internet,
we see lot of people doing it for fun and various other reasons. Like ice
bucket challenge, it went viral to such an extent that everyone was seen doing
it from celebrities to common people.
challenge that is creating a buzz around everywhere is "Nothing
New" challenge to save money. It is often seen that we buy stuff that
we don't require but still we buy it because we have money and we like to spend
it all specially on clothes and other apparels.
stuff is a great way to save money. You might not realize all the ways that you
can live off of hand-me-downs. If you want to learn, take a “Nothing New”
challenge. Nothing new challenge is all about buying old and used stuff to save
“Nothing New” challenge consists of buying, well, nothing new. No new
clothes, new gadgets, new anything (except food or perishable goods). The goal
is to save money, or just live with what you have already. New is nice, but you
don’t always need it. The point of "Nothing New" challenge is to
think and change spending habits.
Assya Barrette the first person who started this lived 200
days without buying anything new. "For 200 days, I was able to get everything I needed
pre-owned, except for groceries, basic toiletries, and a pair of new rock
climbing shoes (I added a day at the end making up for it). I also got rid of a
lot of stuff, including my wedding dress, bags of photographs, clothing,
jewelry, kitchen items, old trophies and more" she says.
encourages people to take this challenge tells them that consumerism is a lie
and reality of the world is "we are not alone in this world", "we
are not immortal", "The earth is coming to its limit of what she can
provide." According to her we need to fight consumerism. It inflicts
deep spiritual wounds on our society. When everyone is buying so much all the
time, there is no need to share and borrow. No need to fix things, or make
quality items. No need to value old items. We need to properly understand the
impacts of what we buy. Only then can we consume less and create systems of
collaborative consumption and ethical commerce.
If you want
you can take this challenge, after taking the challenge you can truly understand
what is already out there. It will help you break down your prejudices against
used materials, and help you learn to ask to borrow for stuff from your friends
and family. It can encourage you to donate or give away your own excess items
instead of just throwing them away. This will help you add amount to your bank
account also it will help you to become a better person and will help you to
sort out your priorities.