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Brits Can't live Without Televisions And Tea

TEA, television and T-shirts are the bare necessities of modern life, a study has found.

We would also be lost without cars, computers, the radio and fresh milk, fruit and vegetables.

However, a survey of 2,000 people found that our priorities change as we get older.

For those aged between 18 and 20 a pair of headphones is their most-prized possession but as people reach their twenties, a TV and a nice cup of tea take precedence.

Those in their thirties couldn’t live without a car but forty-somethings chose their laptop while those in their fifties picked their radio.

In the survey, commissioned by online auction giant eBay, people were also asked which items were gathering dust in their houses.


A spokeswoman for eBay said Britons could recoup nearly £1,500 if they sold just some of the items they no longer require.

Laura Wilkinson-Rea said: “This study shows how we’ve come to rely on certain things. But things change and we maybe could be a bit stricter on ourselves in ordering our lives, as we reach certain life stages.”

Harley Street psychologist Dr Becky Spelman said the changing essentials reflect our emotional growth. “As we grow older we should reorganise our lives to reflect our age and suit our lifestyle,” she said.

“A 40-year-old who wears the T-shirts and hoodies of a 20-year-old probably feels youthful, but it’s important to ask if you’re clinging to youth in an unhealthy way.”



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