Okay, this is not my writing, but it should be mandatory teaching in every classroom, at every grade level, for every student's entire educational career. This is one of the most enlightened pieces of observation I have ever read concerning our obsession with "shopping". Stick it on the fridge and never take it down!
"By David Chilton | Mon Oct 04 2010
One of the finest pieces ever written on the saving/spending challenge was an essay penned way back in 1772 by the witty and wise French philosopher Denis Diderot. It was entitled Regrets on Parting With My Old Dressing Gown: Or, A Warning to Those Who Have More Taste Than Money.