Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Lack of Imagination?!

So I found this quote a while back using StumbleUpon. It was by Oscar Wilde and it said "anyone who lives within their means, suffers from a serious lack of imagination." I immediately took offense to that. I would argue the opposite. That it takes a lot of imagination and creativity to live within your means. For example, you have to come up with new ways to entertain yourself when you don't fall back on the standard tv, restaurant, movie, or mall for enjoyment. Coming up with frugal date ideas always takes some creativity.

Also, when cooking at home you can be imaginative with your food. I recently built some adirondack chairs which used some imagination and creativity. A lot more than taking a trip to Disney World or going to a show. My point is that living frugally requires more imagination than just spending at your leisure. What creative ways have you exercised frugality?

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