Kathy Petersen’s Blog

No, you do *not* “need” a TV

Posted in frugal, politics by Kathy on April 8, 2009

Someone on one of my cheapcycle or freecycle lists just posted a request for a TV or DVD player, stating that she “needed” them. Nope. Sorry. That does not qualify as a need. It’s a want, not a need. Learn the difference, people! Maybe if more people had properly separated wants from needs we would not be in the “credit crisis,” “mortgage meltdown,” “stimulus” nightmare. You need food, clothing, shelter, etc. TVs and DVDs are optional items which are luxuries. Argh!


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  1. Janelle said, on April 8, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    You know, when I heard that guy shot all those people because he could not ‘accept being poor,’ I realized then that so many people have warped ideas about what true wealth is.

    I agree, TV is NOT a need.

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