ALAS! Used clothes, used toys, used cycles and used books of our older siblings!!
But......What did it teach us??
It’s not mine nor yours....it’s OURS !
We learnt to share & care..... That one chocolate from a friend’s B’day had to wait till the school ended to find its way to the two mouths! What else did it teach us??
To value our things...because it had to be passed on to the younger sibling, .......................or because it used to be the treasure of the older one.
We learnt the value of money...
We learnt to Reduce &Reuse... without anyone teaching us that. Learnt to connect with our family & treasure the things we use.
We learnt to MINIMIZE and still be HAPPY!!!
WHAT ARE WE DOING TO OUR CHILDREN??
Hey !! We provide them with all the luxuries.
New clothes, new toys ,new books, new gadgets! What do they learn??
This is mine and that is yours !
Use & throw because new things for new beginnings! Result??
Burden on Mother Earth....and mother-father!!
We try to MAXIMIZE their comfort .... But do they ever learn to be satisfied??
- Praseela Vimal