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Re: grandkids/societal whiners

We had a saying, "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without."  Needs
reviving, Verona

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 3:42 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] grandkids/societal whiners

> > From: james singer <jsinger@igc.org>
> > I have similar misgivings, Marge. But I've always thought it was
> > because I grew up in the Great Depression, when the primary
> instruction
> > was "make do" not "buy now."
> ----------
> Seems like 'Buy Now' is today's mantra for everyone.  You never hear
> anything about 'making do' plus everything you buy today has a
> built-in obsolescence and is about impossible to get fixed.  If it
> could be fixed, there's nobody who knows how to do it or if there is,
> it costs more to fix than buy new.  I guess that's what makes the
> economy go 'round, but is sure is wasteful of all resources except
> landfill.
> But, I have to agree with Melody.  If you give kids everything they
> want as a matter of course, they have no concept of making do and
> feel that they should have what they want by right.  Unless they
> inherit vast sums or manage to snag a super job, most of the poor
> little dears are going to have a large shock when they start having
> to support themselves!
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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