Beautiful Existence -- yes that’s her real name -- issued that challenge to herself for 2011. Outside of food and medicine, she will provide for her household all year long, by shopping only at Goodwill stores.
"This is really great that we have these options to be able to reduce the amount of waste and the amount of consumerism," Existence said.
A life-long thrift store shopper, Existence tells me she's not only challenging herself, but she's also contributing to the success of non-profits.
"To be able to give back to a community," she said. "It's really nice to see that in person, to see that this is really helping other people. And that what I'm doing is way outside of myself."
There is more to the story, that's just the beginning. This girl was raised on a self-sustaining family farm and apparently was raised to be frugal. I think it's inspiring, what she is doing. However, if you read down into the comments, there are TONS of people who are arguing that what she is doing is nothing spectacular because they can't even afford to shop at Goodwill themselves. I do understand their point of view, but honestly to me most of them sound very bitter. What is your opinion, both on the story and the way people reacted in the comments?
I think it's her choice and it's great. However, being a LIFETIME shopper at thrift stores, what's the difference in what she's doing now and what she was doing before?
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