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Freegan

Filed under: Culture,Fun Facts,Life & How to Live It — Tags: , , — Positronic Dave @ 2:03 am July 30, 2010

I’m guessing “freegan” is a play on the word “vegan” yes? Implying that finding ways of opting out of the relentless consumer culture where only new is good, and the only good things are new, is seen as suspect as someone wanting a healthy, cruelty-free diet? In other words, being a freegan means you live in the same province as freaks, hippies, anarchists, street people and the mentally unsound.

Fine. Spend too much money on the new and the shiney. The rest of us, especially those who grew up poorer than Middle Class or those who see the perils of materialism every day, will continue to enjoy the benefits of having without being enslaved to possessions, and of not worrying so much about money, because we know how to get by