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Reverse The Throw It Away Mentality

By on October 29, 2012

reverse the throw it a way mentality

Found an interesting article about teaching people to have a  "Reverse the Throw It Away Mentality". Below is the excerpt of the news "“Before, if something broke, you fixed it. Things were not made to be disposable,” Payne said. But now, he added, companies make products to be thrown away. “We’re incredibly wasteful.”

Payne is right about what he said "We're incredibly wasteful". If you take a look at the some handphone users, many of them have the habit of changing handphone not because the handphone have problem just because it has many new features. Most of them only use around 10 to 20 % of the handphone features.  Some just want to show off that they have a new handphone. It is a real waste of money. I have a relative that change his handphone 2 to 3 times a year and where the money from? It was from the parents!

It is also a real waste if your 3 years old LCD TV have no sound and you throw it away. It can be repaired. I have a friend who is quite rich and he told me he owned a 47" plasma TV and no intention to upgrade to a bigger size TV as this is a real waste of money. If you have the mentality of upgrading to a bigger size of Tv everytime when there is a new model in the market then there will be no end. You could upgrade from 32" to 47" then to 55" then 65" then 70" and now 84" TV and etc

Although my friend is rich he does not simply spend on unnecessary thing. He told me that money is hard to earn and one has to be wise on how to spend it. Spend too much on liability and you will be poor and if you invest on asset you can make profits or returns. No wonders with his kind of mentality he own tons of property that worth millions of dollar.

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8 Comments

  1. Waleed Rishmawi

    October 30, 2012 at 2:56 am

    so true. I still have a crt TV and want to upgrade but no enough money to buy it. last week at my shop, someone brought me an LCD screen that need fixing but the customer found it too expensive to repair so he gave it to me for free. I bought the new board and intstalled it myself and got myself a working LCD tv set..for only a few dollars..I am happy.
     

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    • Jestine Yong

      October 30, 2012 at 4:31 am

      Hi Waleed,
      That is a blessing!

      Jestine

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  2. Daud Asi

    October 30, 2012 at 8:39 am

      It is fact. I also intended to upgrade my CRT monitor. A friend of mine gave me a DELL 17" LCD monitor in dead condition and with external power adopter burnt. Mainboard was not repairable. I replaced mainboard and gave power through CPU +12 V supply line. It is working FINE. And there is only one power button of CPU which controls both devices. What about idea ?

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    • Jestine Yong

      October 30, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      Hi Daud,

      Could you elaborate because i don't understand your question?

      Jestine

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  3. Lemuel Tam Echano

    October 30, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    That is absolutely true. Here in the Philippines, people are junking the old computer monitors and replaced it with LCD monitors. These old  monitors were process for retrieval of gold. There are still working parts that can be re-use if only been extracted before dumping the old monitors.
    Some technicians were lazy to repair it for some reason that other parts were not available.

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    • Jestine Yong

      October 30, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      Hi Lemuel,

      Many Western countries already shifted to LCD Monitors. However countries like Africa, India, Sri langka and some Asian countries still do CRT Monitor/TV repair. I believe giving few more years it will be phase out soon.

      Jestine

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  4. Daud Asi

    October 30, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    OH ho! There is no question. I told you only that how did i repair LCD monitor and gave power through PC power supply. That's all

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    • Jestine Yong

      October 30, 2012 at 9:05 pm

      Hi Daud,

      Ok noted. I saw your comment "what about idea?" and since there is a question mark so I thought you are asking a question.

      Jestine

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