"Being a backpacker has made me aware of just how many things I really DON'T need! What things DO we really need? ...... food, water, shelter, clothes. I can fit these essentials into a backpack. The things we have beyond that is all just "stuff". What I "Want" and what I "need" are worlds apart. Then I saw the homes in Plastic City. It almost makes me embarrassed when I think of all the things I have that remain unused.....closets filled with clothes I haven't worn in years......hobby supplies for projects I just knew I'd do someday........food so far back in the cabinets it's ancient (what a waste). Food in the fridge and freezer no longer eatable. More waste.
I ask myself how much all these things cost that are now going to waste or going unused. What COULD have I bought with this money? Where could I have sent it? After seeing Plastic City, I think of what COULD have been done with that money if I hadn't wasted it on things I didn't need. I will give away what I do not use. I will change my spending habits. I will use what I save to further the Kingdom of Christ."Debra Baker, Texas