Quality

Grape Salad

I’ve noticed a key difference in myself from years ago. This is not meant to be snobby or elitist in any way, but I’ve realized that I most often would rather not indulge in something if it’s low quality. Food is a great example of this. It’s more important for me that something is of good quality (whether it be ingredients, freshness, healthiness, environmentally sound) than to just have it period.

Last night my dad asked me if I wanted anything from the store. I’ve been on a big ice cream kick lately so I told him to get me some ice cream if he’d like to. Then I realized that my parents aren’t big into ice cream, typically, so I’d better mention that I only wanted it if it was a decent brand. At first I felt like a snob but then I thought about it and that’s a conscious choice I make every day. Essentially, if something is not good, I would rather go without it. Does that make sense?  Also — quality doesn’t necessarily mean that it is going to be more expensive, but oftentimes does. I think this is true mostly because are so used to this concept. Also — Food and materials are too cheap in this country for many reasons (corn subsidies, Walmart philosophies, etc…).

If I can’t wear well-made clothes or eat good food, I’d rather just have fewer / less of it, or not at all. The French really have that philosophy down pat.

Food for thought (no pun intended)…

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