Commentary: Do We Have Enough Stuff? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

—– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

We live in a ‘disposable’ age. We have more than we need but few items are made to last because the world has been designed to encourage ‘throw-aways.’ Would you be happier if you have fewer things than you have now? Would you be happy to give up the BMW’s, Pradas, Guccis, the latest gadgets and that big house for the simple life? Must we go out of our way to get the new glossy toys to impress the neighbors?

The reality is that we live in a world of stuffocation. It’s a new word and it’s easy to define. You look in your wardrobe and it is packed with clothes but you can’t find anything to wear!

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  • Emanuel  On January 15, 2020 at 3:34 am

    Mr Narine: You usually write interesting stuff. But it is annoying and inconvenient to read your vertical columns. You are the only one that does it. It’s preferable and much better if you switch to horizontal columns.

    Thank you,
    Emanuel.

    • guyaneseonline  On January 15, 2020 at 4:36 am

      Hello Emmanuel:

      Mr Narine’s articles are photo or PDF reprints of his articles in a USA publication called The West Indian.
      Putting them in horizontal columns may be preferable but this will mean the complete transcription of the articles and pictures.
      We will see what his response is.

      Thank you
      Moderator.

      • Emanuel  On January 15, 2020 at 5:39 am

        Thanks Moderator.

  • Trevor  On January 15, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    The well-off Guyanese working in the medical or financial sector in NYC might afford the latest model BMW, but I doubt that they go on spending sprees like the American woman in the stock photo, or that they buy a wardrobe of Guccis and Pradas, like their American counterparts.

    Guyanese living abroad tend to value more of home-ownership and saving up for retirement to show off when they return to GT.

    My Canadian friend has told me that BMWs are the Toyotas of Toronto, so that might be different than in the USA.

    He said that if a man doesn’t own a 2021 model Maserati , Bentley or Lamborghini, no one cares. The housing bubbles in Toronto and NYC are also a symptom of the problem. People buying luxury items that they can’t pay down and benefit the mortgage industry.

    But why would I buy a 2021 model Maserati, Rolls Royce Phantom, or Bentley for US$500,000 to impress someone who doesn’t like me?

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