I was reading other people's blogs a little while ago, and when I got to Kati's blog, I noticed she was talking about the rising costs of food. Some companies are intensionally keeping back food to sell at an even higher price later. Big surprise there... NOT! Once again it's all about the money. Once again companies are more concerned with making a profit than they are with the customers who buy the food. They don't care that if things continue to go on this way many people in many countries wont be able to afford to buy the food. Oh, no! All they care about is how much money will be in their pockets come pay day. Typical!
It's not just food though, is it? It's everything. It's petrol (or "gas" as they call it in some countries) and pretty much everything else too. Everyone's getting in on it. I mean, look at the quality of some products nowadays. Nothing's built to last any more. Why? Because if it lasts a long time you wont need to buy new things, therefore the companies wont be getting as much of your money. Money, money, money... That's all they care about!
And, how can you avoid becoming suckered by all these money-grabbing companies? Simple! Grow your own food - be it a tiny little tomato plant, or a full veggie garden - and re-use anything you can. Wear your clothes until you "need" new ones, not just once or twice then get rid of them because you're bored of them. If you're the kind of person who does get bored of things easily, why not customize them? Sew on some sequins. Get some of that fabric paint stuff and draw designs on them. That kind of thing. Not only will it save you some money, it'll also give you a new hobby, while at the same time giving you a unique wardrobe. Plus, re-using and recycling what you can will help the planet's ever decreasing resources to last just that little bit longer.
I'm not going to preach to you about saving the planet, because I'm sure you've heard that one a thousand times. I just wanted to make you stop and think about how much money is being "wasted" on replacing things that really shouldn't need to be replaced. And, I wanted to make you aware of the fact that many companies out there are doing it on purpose.