Buy things for their usefulness rather than their status.
Reject anything that produces an addiction in you.
Develop a habit of giving things away.
Refuse to be propagandized by the custodians of modern gadgetry.
Learn to enjoy things without owning them.
Get away from a "buy now, pay later" mindset.
Reject anything that will breed the oppression of others.
Statements copied from "Guest Reflections" a larger column in the JS, 5/20/06, by Rev. Alphonso Jones of Peoria.
Good advice we can all ponder.