The Joy of Discarding

What’s sad to see after Christmas is people going on FB to get rid of the pets they received as gifts but don’t really want. I’m happy, of course, that nobody is throwing them out in the street. But it’s still sad for these discarded animals.

As Zygmunt Bauman used to say, a consumer’s greatest joy is not buying but discarding. And the biggest fear is not being able to toss away anything at all at will.