The Immaterial Experience

Guys, I’m off to Helsinki tomorrow for the figure skating Worlds.

I was checking out the web site of the event and grumbling because bottles apparently are not allowed inside the venue (I’m forced to buy a plastic cup or bottle each time I want to have a drink, really?), when I came across this philosophical statement in the Environmental Responsibility page.

From a consumerist viewpoint, events and the immaterial experiences they give us are better for the environment and climate change than buying material goods. Let’s enjoy the competition event from this point of view, too.

Fair enough.