The true meaning of “do not hold”
In 2005, Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources of Kenya, Wangari Maathai, introduced “No Hold” in his speech at the UN Commission on the Status of Women. He said: “‘Do not hold’ can be represented by 4 R, which is Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, Repair, which is awesome. Words.” His speech made the participants all appreciate the idea of “do not hold”.
Since then, the concept of “do not hold” has quickly become popular and widely recognized and disseminated. At the same time, this concept has attracted everyone’s attention because it is closely related to global warming and ecological issues. Cherish and use the items in your hands for as long as possible, and not waste your belongings. This “no-hold” spirit is indispensable in today’s world in order to achieve effective use of the current limited resources. Excessive packaging, disposable tableware used in fast food restaurants and convenience stores, and a huge number of paper products… For these things, we accept them unconditionally, and we don’t know how to cherish them. We will lose them when we want to use them. This kind of behavior is simply a waste, shouldn’t it be punished? Looking at the increasingly harsh climate and environment, everyone is actually a victim of over-consumption.
However, we must understand that “not holding” cannot simply be understood as not throwing things away. In addition to the obvious performances of “wasting after use” and “wasting”, “the thing that is overwhelmed is dragged down” “the useless things are not willing to give away” “hidden and not used”… these are also not in line with “do not hold” “the spirit of.
The real meaning of “do not hold” is to make the most of the value of the goods and make the best use of them.
Breaking traditional living habits
”Because this is a good thing!”
Because this is very expensive! ”
Because of these concepts, many people will be reluctant to use, and collect their favorite things. This is also a misunderstanding.
Because those are good things, they should be used constantly, to play their role The ultimate. The
tangible thing will eventually be damaged.
If you are afraid of breaking things and not using them, then the items in your hands will never be used reasonably. The
most unwise thing is that some people shout “wasting.” ! “Waste”, while filling the room without thinking; there are many people, all day long and frowning and said: “I really can’t buy things.” “I’m not good at finishing the room.”
When I complained again and again that the space in my home is small, Have you ever thought that some things are actually hidden and not used; some things are rarely used when they are outside. You know, we use much less every day than we think.
”Throw away when you run out . “It’s a waste, but it’s a waste, but it’s more wasteful!
We can do things in a variety of ways, such as giving it to someone in need, selling it, donating it, etc. If you don’t know how to deal with it, you can only throw it away.” If we don’t do this, our family and even our lives will be captured by these things.
Not holding “not frugal”
Since the “no hold” life contains a simple meaning, many people think that the “do not hold” life is very similar to the “frugal” life.
The life of “frugality” is aimed at reducing the cost of living, but the life of “not holding” is not the case. “Frugal” life means that as long as you are as frugal as possible, you can save money; while “not holding” life sometimes increases consumption.
If you accidentally break the rice bowl or cup that you use every day, people who advocate “frugal life” will go to a low-priced shop such as Baiyuan Store (equivalent to China’s 2 yuan shop), “Amoy” Basically satisfied with the use; but the “no-hold”ists will never go to the hundred-yuan store, but to the long-stayed shop, choose the items they like. I think I will use these rice bowls or cups every day, even if the price is expensive, I will buy it home.
Through a series of free gifts or discounts, “Frugal Life” will get a lot of free and cheap inferior goods, groceries, imitations, etc., and apply them in all aspects of daily life. Those who advocate “do not hold” will try to avoid this happening. Even if it is a small thing like a paper towel, a small towel, or a mug, you should personally pick the one you like, otherwise you might as well not buy it. It can be seen that the “no hold” life can reduce the number of daily necessities more than the “frugal” life.
The “do not hold” life pursuit does not hold the things that are not necessities at the maximum, and it has something in common with the “frugal” life, that is, it does not waste money. However, the “do not hold” life will cost more if you try not to hold extra items. If you encounter something you must buy, you will buy it no matter how expensive. At this point, it is completely different from the life of “frugality”.
If you want to live your own “frugal life”, then you need some sorting skills, collecting tips and so on. However, for the “not holding” life, these tricks and techniques are useless. As long as you don’t hold it, even if you are not a smart person, you are not good at making careful calculations. You can also live comfortably and leisurely.