I used to think I was a responsible consumer.
But I’m not. I’m not really any better than any other middle-class citizen in Canada. The bigger problem is that I don’t know how, or have the tools at hand to be better. I still buy things I don’t really need. I still want things I don’t require. We still spend money on inconsequential items.
If I was smart, and wanted to buy things, I would concentrate on those items that would come in handy in a time of crisis: camping gear, solar panels, sleeping bags.
Even if there’s not any crises in my lfetime, those things would certainly come in handy, regardless.
Maybe I can become a smarter consumer.