Monday, November 29, 2010
This is just a short essay on the some of the possible solutions for the problems I expressed in my last essay. I talked a little on the subjects of consumerism,outsourcing, and debt. This essay will not express all of the solutions possible, but it will cover those that stand out to me.
We must stop buying ''cheap and now'' products and start buying quality goods that will last for a long time. We also need to stop buying just because we can, or because we want too. We must control our urges to buy something just because its the ''newest and greatest thing to hit the shelves of America.'' We need to understand the difference between essential needs and just buying because we want something. I personally have trouble discerning the difference between need and want.
America needs to start producing more goods instead of outsourcing for everyday products and food.In the year 2009 America spent 76,839,392.00 dollars on imported food. No wonder the country is going broke. If we started producing our own goods we would not only be bringing money into America, but it open many new jobs for poeple all over the country.
If we stop spending money on things that we don't need, that would reduce OUR debt, which is a huge part of our national debt. I'm not saying that its all our fault, we can blame the government for some of the debt, but not all. We are the ones who have to buckle down and do something about it. I believe that a good start at reducing the national debt is to stop spending and start saving money.
One huge point that I'm trying to get across is that much of this is our fault , and we are the ones who can fix it. We will not be able to fix any of the problems without a change. Not just a change in in what we do, but how we think.