A dear old friend called me up tonight and when the subject of this challenge of not buying anything new, and my blog came up she told me she was 'curious' but that she couldn't check it out because she didn't agree and that when people stop buying things, then people end up out of work and the economy stops.
I was a little startled, having been used to kudos or neutrality. But, basically I told her, she can't judge it until she reads it and really understands me. Also, I haven't been hiding my money under a mattress. I am still 'buying experiences', as I've said. I'm traveling, dining out, entertaining -- I'm just not buying 'stuff'. And if our economy and world depend on us never ceasing to buy new stuff, then I think we might need to address that thorny issue.
I hardly think this action of mine will cause a blip, but I kind of like the thought that it actually matters enough to get someone ticked off about it.