>> Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Two weeks ago I turned on my beloved Kindle to find a striped screen (I swear I didn't drop it). After an hour on a chat line it was confirmed that it cannot be revived. I am a firm believer that these days electronics in general are programmed to spontaneously break after certain amounts of time. And it's a tough scenario for anyone who is consciously trying not to be a mega consumer. I read blogs like THIS and I want to be like that. I want to want less stuff. But to be honest I am so far from there. I love stuff. But in making an honest effort, I took my $50 Target boots to the cobbler last week because other than the holes in the heels they are fine. Guess what, the cobbler wanted $60 to put new heels on them. What the heck!? I'll get new shoes. Why is it so hard to live simply and not consume, consume, consume? I can be kinder to my Kindle this time, but I'm not sure I can change the way I walk.
And in keeping with my consumer instincts, I found something else to buy to assist me in giving this second Kindle a better chance at longevity. Have you guys seen these?
Or how do you avoid the seduction of shiny new things?