Sunday, January 16, 2011
We Don't Need a Toaster
We did not need a toaster - we did not want a toaster. If it had been a priority for us, we would have bought one years ago.
When we think about whether or not we need something, we take several factors into consideration - are we doing ok without it? is it something that will improve our life? where was it made? what will happen to the item when it breaks (will it end up filling the earth?) will using this item use natural resources such as electricity, gas or oil? Will it take up space that could be used for something better?
Heating up our bread or bagels on the cast iron pan or on a grate on the woodstove has served us just fine for many years.
Am I being ungrateful?