Out of our creation, we have lost control
Banished on a planet where dreams are bought and sold
Somewhere a computer observing how we are
Searching for the error in the system on this star
-Peter Schilling “Error in the System”
I’m writing this as fast as I can because my computer is failing fast.
I’ve kept this PC running for 7 years, but it and I both know its time has come. Glitches, 15-minute startup, memory fragmentation, a cursor that is as likely to move a file as open it.
So on Black Friday I’m going to do what every minimalist blog this week is telling you not to do – I’m going to purchase.
But I’m not shopping on Black Friday, I am purchasing on Black Friday. I started shopping months ago.
On Black Friday, we should absolutely be ensuring we don’t
make impulse buys
buy 3 for the price of 2 when we only wanted one
spend more than we have
buy based on the discount sign instead of the price tag
But every day of the year we should be looking for the deals. Being intentional means being careful.