Things get especially tricky when trying to connect with a highly advanced race because they might use communication methods (such as neutrinos or gravitational waves ) beyond our technological understanding. Likewise, our primitive radio emissions might look like nothing more than white noise to them. If aliens and people are indeed extremely unalike, it’s unlikely that we’ll ever make contact and solve the Fermi paradox—especially so long as we’re anthropomorphizing aliens and expecting them to communicate as we do.
I practically have an almost no clothes shopping thing going on because very little is spent in that area, although in 100% honesty, I really could use more. I have shoes that are literally falling apart on me, so it’s one area I could really use more. But, I plan on checking out more thrift stores for things and will continue to buy only things that really, really matter to me. Or that I’ll really wear…a LOT! One thing that helps a lot is living in LA where the weather isn’t extreme enough to buy seasonal wardrobe. I pretty much wear the same thing year round with just more layers. I think overall though a shopping ban of some kind, even if it’s just a month is a good way to learn about yourself and what you really need. Glad it has been so successful for you!