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Response to meadowlander (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 05:25 PM

17. This statement is absolutely spot on.

"Productivity and consumption have replaced social and familial connection as a measurement for success in life for far too many Americans."


Americans really need to grasp the connection between excess consumption and having less time for social and familial connection. This is something they can control. I guess you have to be of a certain age to remember a time when people did their weekly shopping on Saturday, not every freakin' day of the week, all hours of the day and night. How much time do they waste wandering around stores looking for more cheap crap from China to fill their houses with?

I remember a book by a couple named Nearing where they spoke specifically to this issue. There was also the extremely popular book "Your Money or Your Life". Both dealt with how excess consumption zapped your energies and that every single thing you bring into your home requires a certain amount of emotional and physical energy.

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