Supplies and goods are produced everyday for people to purchase. Many people buy products that are a necessity but many buy products that are useless their lives. Having a Buy Nothing Day can really open the eyes of many to see what money is worth. Establishing a Buy Nothing Day can help to understand what needs need to be bought, what else money is useful for rather than spending it all the time, and how spending can help the planet. A Buy Nothing Day can create a new way for many too open their eyes and realize that money sometimes does not buy happiness.
When people purchase items, they tend to buy them on credit or purchase things that aren't within their budget. In an article titled "The American Cult of Consumerism" by Tirdad Derakhshani, he mentions that, "Perhaps what's most dismaying is that so many consumers have become sophisticated enough to know they are manipulated, yet choose to remain passive." (2). It is clear that consumers are realizing what their shopping habits are like. They ignore the fact that they're jeopardizing their bank account for minor things.
My mother also has stressed to help anyone who may need assistance with their groceries to be placed in their car for example. There are many different ways to give if you cannot give financially. In my opinion, everyone should make time to volunteer for something at least once a year. Volunteering teaches you that you can achieve something with teamwork whether it is to build a house for a family in need, help children, or to set up an event in your city. As a morally conscientious person, I would want to help people daily when I get older.
I feel that helping the community and empowering people in general is the overall best way to make a change as seventh graders or other youth. That extra bag of food that you gave to the homeless man or the box of clothes that you donated to the shelter down the road makes a difference. Even just helping someone up if they fell down really empowers our community with positivity. We need work toward a better future now and become a closer community. There are so many reasons for people to be living the lives that they are.
I enjoy engineering, in fact when I get older I want to become a biomedical engineer. I want to be able to help people. As well as find solutions to help people in their everyday lives. So that hopefully it would make life easier and less stressful for them. I enjoy all the problem solving that comes with engineering.
People in general often spend less because they buy things even if they are of no use. "Yes, the stuff at the farmers market is pretty, but it's not going to do you any good unless you actually have a idea for what to make with it, and the other ingredients you need," Lopez and Jones advised. 8. Learn How To Store Healthy Foods The Right Way. One of the most common reasons why people spend a lot of money on food because they don't know how to properly store it.
I enjoy being there for my grandmother and cleaning her house or doing some picking up here and there as long as I have her company there while I do the work, I don't mind one bit. It's important to me to have strong family values because I feel it makes me a better person and helps me to never forget where I came from. I remember in middle school I did community service and the feeling you get from knowing that you’re being a small part of helping someone in need is a satisfying feeling. I went to Feed the Children to package boxes with everyday necessities. I also have spent some time at the food bank helping packing food for those in need.
Lastly, if people really want to help the homeless, give money to charities because it will help long term. Most homeless people use the money they are handed on drugs and alcohol, so you should not give your money to the homeless. An article titled, “Help the Homeless- don 't give them spare change” states that 80% of homeless people beg so they can get money and spend it on drugs. Most of these people who are buying drugs and alcohol are getting the powerful drugs such as crack, cocaine, heroin, super strength beers and ciders. These drugs cost a lot of money and are contributing to their addiction which is making it more difficult to get their life back on track.