We haven’t had a TV since 2008.
We threw out the microwave soon after that.
I own two pairs of jeans and one pair of boots.
I have 1 big bag, one handbag, one smaller purse and one bag my Dad describes as jazzy.
I have shampoo, no conditioner.
I have many jackets, many dangling earrings and probably about 4 rings.
We purchase organic groceries weekly.
Hardly any tinned stuff.
On average we have about 10 exotic sauces between the fridge and the pantry.
We go out for a nice dinner once a week (usually $70 or less for the two of us).
We have a nanny, who lives with us.
Neither of us drink (much).
We travel a bucket load, some of which is funded by my parents, when I go to see them with Aru.
Aru’s toys fit into two medium boxes.
V can count his shirts on two hands.
Our general rule of thumb is “meet the need”.
And for me, a tiny bit more.
But there is one thing we both have firmly agreed on.
We spend money on other people’s time.
Be it cleaning. Nannying. Counselling. Coding. Financing. Light fitting.
Because that saves us time and more importantly,
Clears up our headspace.
So we miss out on the fine dining,
We do AirBnb.
We Uber, never taxi.
We find free, cheaper, better when possible.
But we pay for people’s brains to help us where our brains aren’t enough.
This makes for less consumption. Better for the environment. Shares the wealth around.
And I believe, it’s given us time for us, and made us smarter, if not a little degree 😉
It might sound arrogant, and my darling little sister who keeps us both on track, may put a sneaky comment here.
But I truly believe.
It might work for you too.
Because as much as our forefathers could do everything. Just about.
We simply can’t.