Hey Skint pals,
Do you think it’s more romantic to be frugal or extravagant? When it comes to romance, we tend to think of big gestures as the more romantic: spending a ton on flowers and fancy meals and weekends away, but I think that thrift, improvising and making the most of what you have, are at least as romantic.
This quote from GK Chesterton sums it up for me: “Thrift is the really romantic thing; economy is more romantic than extravagance… But the thing is true; economy, properly understood, is the more poetic. Thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste.’
When I think of the most romantic things that I’ve experienced, they’ve rarely cost anything. What about you? Do you agree that economy is more romantic than extravagance? Or does being whisked off to Cannes on a private jet do it for you, every time?
PS: Not sure why I’m philosophising today. It just feels like that kind of afternoon. x
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