Rummaging for abandoned treasures


“The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.” — Tony Robbins.

This man and his wife ( shown in the insert) must adhere to the old school of thought that believes that anything that breaks can be fixed. While other folks in their situation collect bottles and cans from nearby commercial refuse bins this couple focuses their attention on the discarded vacuum cleaners, vegetable juicing machines , lap top computers and other such similar disposable items that might be salvaged and repaired.

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This husband and wide team meander up and down the city streets seven days a week searching for those items that have been recently tossed in the trash bin and with a bit of repair and luck may once again be serviceable to interested clients.

He works the shift when the weather is cloudy, rainy and cool. She is a fair weather participant but is just as determined and dedicated to this cause as her husband.

Their often overloaded shopping carts have become the symbol of their drive to succeed and overall desire to be productive.

In this readily disposable world of toss it and forget it their actions tend to remind us that sometimes our overly ambitious desire to dispose of something might be a tad premature and wasteful.

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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

4 Comments on Rummaging for abandoned treasures

  1. I hope they are able to repair them and resell for some extra cash. We are such a disposable people, aren’t we?


  2. Hi,
    Loved it. It is true that we are living in a “break and leave”generation and before ours’ there was a “fix and keep” it generation.


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