Essential Device Or Luxury
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It started when I was reading a book about frugality and whether an item is essential or a luxury. I got thinking about devices I consider pretty much essential these days which weren't around when I was a child and yet we got by quite well without them. However, times and society have changed. Many new devices have been invented. My lifestyle has changed over the years. Some changes in my life also mean there are items I once considered essential which I now find I can live without.
Some devices I currently value include -
From time to time I scan things, sometimes emailing them to a business I am communicating with. The printer is convenient and I rarely send a hand written letter these days. I use the internet for research, communication and a host of other functions.
manage without some of these things but I don't think that would improve my life. Although I believe in decluttering if I am using something regularly I think it has a valid place in my life.
Things I can live without now, or almost
Changes in income, life stages and lifestyle can influence what we consider essential. One can quickly become accustomed to a device and then it is inconvenient to be without it. Everyone will have their own thoughts on what devices are currently essential for them.
252931 - 2023-07-18 07:44:20
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