Aside from the necessitites (food, shelter, clothing) there are other things we think we need but don't. When I think about selling items or buying things, I have been trying to be a lot better about will I use it alot? Why do I want it?
Since I am broke, I don't have a home phone, just a cell phone. It has been wonderful however, I loved the simplier life from before we had cell phones. YES, when I was young, only the rich/business men had those kinds of phones. Now, I feel like the cell phones are a nusiance. People think they can talk anywhere. People text while walking, driving or on dates, etc. I lived with out them before, so I would say that I can live with out it again if I had to.
The Internet has been amazing, and while I wasn't exposed to it until high school - I don't wan to live without it even though we survived just fine before then.
So, that leaves me with my other hobby of watching TV. I had a TIVO which I loved. It was pretty awesome. However, my problem was that the TIVO didnt work with my new high definition TV. What to do? For a few weeks I went with out it. It was really hard. I try to keep busy and I started to watch a lot of TV so I started to miss a lot of shows. Cablevision has a DVR that is part of the cable box, so I am willing to pay an extra $10 a month for this recording service. It is so worth it. So I am going to go with having a DVR.
I know that sounds absoltely horrible, but when you don't have a lot of friends, don't have a boyfriend/husband and you worry you will be alone all your life, you know that the TV will be there, even if there is a lot of crap on it (and I only get basic right now).