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#61 of 76 Old 12-22-2004, 12:54 PM
 
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I think the thing with some people bringing up the issue of spending lots of money for a pair of pants (or whatever for that matter - since there have been other threads in other areas about "consumerism" and such) is that there are those that feel that NFL means living simply. And it seems that their idea of living simply means not overspending or spending just for the sake of spending.

Now...I think different people think different amounts and different things are overspending. Different people have different priorities. I think part of the concern too is about spending beyond one's means and about spending in the most conscious of ways.

I'm not saying that I necessarily agree with what's said. I do however understand the concerns of others. I realize it's no one's business how someone spends their money. But we could also say that it's no one's business as to how they do many things (many of which would be not in keeping with NFL or AP - which is what MDC is all about)

Now I can easily argue why I think it's absolutely fine for someone to spend amounts for diapers/covers/knitted items because I feel that it's a win win situation all the way around.

However....honestly there are plenty of times on these boards where women will admittedly be spending way beyond their means and causing unneeded stress for themselves and their families. Sometimes we joke about it, but I truly think that we want to support families in doing the best for their family. Getting into debt isn't something that's good for anyone. I don't think any of us want to support people into placing themselves into financial hardship. And I think this is the view that some people hold.

There are those of us for which spending more money on diapers, etc is well within our means.

The part that I have a hard time with is when there are those who say nasty things about those of us who may spend money...because what I have noticed is that many of those same people are the ones that donate items and money to all sorts of causes. I guess some of the people that are upset with us believe that we should forego the expensive items and donate that money as well.

Ok I'm rambling on and on here. The bottom line for me is that if one is really comfortable about what they are doing...they aren't going to give a hoot about what someone else has to say and they will be proud of what they are doing
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Ok I'm rambling on and on here. The bottom line for me is that if one is really comfortable about what they are doing...they aren't going to give a hoot about what someone else has to say and they will be proud of what they are doing
This is really true. The flip side of this is that I wish that this board, and maybe the internet more generally, would be more tolerant of differing perspectives. That we allow people to express conflicting opinions or ideas without getting all weirded out or defensive or insisting that everyone join one big long group think. Diversity in thought and perspective is a good thing and it really is okay for people to disagree. I think what creates more hostility than disagreement itself is other people insisting that people not say what they think.

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This is really true. The flip side of this is that I wish that this board, and maybe the internet more generally, would be more tolerant of differing perspectives. That we allow people to express conflicting opinions or ideas without getting all weirded out or defensive or insisting that everyone join one big long group think. Diversity in thought and perspective is a good thing and it really is okay for people to disagree. I think what creates more hostility than disagreement itself is other people insisting that people not say what they think.

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Very good point!
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Oh and I also wanted to say...this is just the WOW item of the moment. It's not the first and it certainly won't be the last. Many of us remember all the threads that went on and on about Honeyboy or Fuzbaby auctions...some of which were several years ago.

And these things just always stir some discussion. I don't necessarily see that as a bad thing.
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I happen to know who bought the Longies (it was not me) she is a dear friend of mine and there is NO WAY she is coming out and saying she is the new owner. It has nothing to do with finacial issues. But why would someone come forward after all the talk of these. They are JUST pants, nothing more. They were a gift from a family member and she feels that it is NO ones business but hers. All the talk and posting about these (because of the price) is crazy. Doesn't anyone have anything better to do than worry about who is buying what and if they can afford it? That is awfully bold of everyone to analize someone you do not know. Why are you even worried?
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I am going to try to kill this thread. The pants are beautiful. I know. Whoever bought them, bought them because they loved them. Maybe one day we will see pictures. Who cares how anyone spends their money. Me, you and the celebrities. Let's move on from this.
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Agreed....nicely said meg.

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Maybe I didn't read this thread well enough but I thought a few people just said that they would not spend that kind of money on wool pants and that they feel like that kind of extra money should go to charity and not wool pants.Who cares if someone says that or feels that really.It is their own personal opinion and they should be able to say it even if it doesn't go with the majority here.The comments didn't really seem negative to me.It was the replies to the comments that put a negative spin on it.

I remember when I said I wasn't buying a MM raffle ticket because it was not for charity.I was flamed for saying that.Everyone came to the defense of the wahm even though I said nothing negative about her.I only was talking about myself.

I don't see why we can't all have different points of views and post them.Nobody is right and nobody is wrong , just different.

My take on the KSS pants.I think they are an insane waste of money but that is because I am broke : If I had the money to buy them I would have been all over them
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I am going to try to kill this thread. The pants are beautiful. I know. Whoever bought them, bought them because they loved them. Maybe one day we will see pictures. Who cares how anyone spends their money. Me, you and the celebrities. Let's move on from this.
Meg I care how you spend your money because you always have the most beautiful things and I love to look at them
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LOL Ok well I'm really bad because I like to know who spends on what so I can keep an eye out when they are ready to sell them!
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Kind of weird to watch people argue over this when there are MANY people who spend more than that on mass-produced pink uggs. :
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Kind of weird to watch people argue over this when there are MANY people who spend more than that on mass-produced pink uggs
:LOL yeah!!!

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Kind of weird to watch people argue over this when there are MANY people who spend more than that on mass-produced pink uggs. :





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Meg I care how you spend your money because you always have the most beautiful things and I love to look at them


Me, too!

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Kind of weird to watch people argue over this when there are MANY people who spend more than that on mass-produced pink uggs. :
you gotta problem with my uggs?!?!?!
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