If you are like me then you know that the world will only survive if we keep on buying the newest gadgets as they come out.
Most of the stuff I buy is now centered around my iBook. And as it is the center of my digital world (at least someone told me that) I was left with the job of buying the rim. So first a digital camera. And yesterday (together with a few other things) I ordered an iPod. Ok, so I already have a Nike MP3 player - but that is at least 2 months old and will not store thousands of songs (not that I actually have that many - but hey remember the world will end if we don’t buy these things).
So, the question remains as to how we pay for them. If - like me - you are married to someone who doesn’t realize about the world ending and all that - then it’s always “difficult” explaining why you need the new gadget that just leapt off the production line. You will have heard these common arguments from “those who do not understand”: we need food, clothes, housing, vacation, shoes for Joey,..
Here’s my solution: I write the occasional article for various publications and so manage to earn a few extra $$ which I can then donate towards saving the world.
How do you convince your nearest and dearest that you really must save the world?