iFlipThis thread is full retard. Who are you to dictate how people spend their hard-earned (or perhaps not hard-earned) money? I strongly doubt you ski in Walmart ski pants and jackets. So you’re guilty of exactly that which you’re condemning others for. If spending money on fashion is what they enjoy, that is absolutely no worse than you spending thousands a year on skiing.
The same exact thing can apply to housing. Do you live in an apartment with 6 people and share a bedroom? Do you only shop at thrift stores? Everything is incremental. We all enjoy some level of excess. Anyone who skis enjoys a high level of excess. Yes, this is NSG but this is a ski site. It’s fairly safe to say everyone on here skis. Don’t go thinking you’re any better than anyone else. You aren’t. Capitalism isn’t great but it’s by far the best system out there. Until you go volunteer at a soup kitchen, sell all your worldly belongings and donate the proceeds to charity, give up your fancy cell phone, and stop flying, I don’t want to hear from you again.
Dude youre totally putting words in my mouth. I don't think im better than anyone for what they buy. We live in a world that pressures us to bolster our images though wearing expensive shit and I totally understand how and why people fall victim to it- myself included. For a long time I never even considered this and when I did I couldn't continue to make purchases like that without feeling guilty. I don't think most people think about how every purchase is a political decision so that's my point.
Why are you so offended? I'm not dictating how anyone lives their life- im just bringing up my thoughts on the matter. Skiing is a privilege but as I said before that is not my point. I am speaking specifically to people spending their money on frivolous, unnecessary items to support their image. Ski gear is mostly utilitarian and purposeful and does not fall under my statement.
And as I already said, not that I really need to validate myself to you, but I work at a food shelf because that is what im interested in not because im trying to be a fucking charity case.
Youre throwing all these assumptions on me and categorizing me as some baseless SJW which is just not the case dude.
as for your whole ski guilt trip thing, I think there's a big difference between having the means to participate in a fulfilling and meaningful activity and acting upon it and understanding that its a privilege vs going on a walk to show off your expensive ass outfit which is definitely the case where I live