Upgrade Culture

Upgrade Culture

By Stephanie Seferian

It's 2023 and upgrade culture is fierce. For many of us, wanting something is as good a reason as any to go out and buy it. And wanting a newer model of an item you already have? Just another excuse to splurge. Today's show is less of an interview and more of a conversation with the anti-upgrade king (a.k.a. my husband) about how we attempt to keep upgrade culture at bay in our own home. Here's a preview: [5:30] Don't forget utility! [7:30] Thoughts on the connection between upgrade culture and performative wealth [9:00] Why we don't buy stuff for our daughters "just because" [15:00] Tech-free homes as a sneaky anti-upgrade power move [18:00] The quiet power embedded within simply saying nothing [23:00] Why and how to steer clear of the parenting path of least resistance, plus: How to teach your kids to care for their stuff   Resources Mentioned: National Crayon Recycling Program -- Join our (free!) community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. Email me and say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com. Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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