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" If human beings are ever to become free and to cease feeding industry by pathological consumption, a radical change in the economic system is necessary: we must put an end to the present situation where a healthy economy is possible only at the price of unhealthy human beings. The Task is to  construct a healthy economy for healthy people. " -- Erich Fromm (1900-1980) in  "To Have or to Be? A new blueprint for mankind" (1976)

Fashion is (at least in my humble, personal, but very-carefully-considered opinion) a $ickNE$$ , the epitome of above-mentioned pathological consumption, which constitutes "negative DANA" and "bad karma"; and humankind is in dire need of getting rid of it.

I consider it a dangerous and contagious and epidemic $ickne$$; and have not spent 1 cent on FASHION in my whole life. ((and you probably cannot imagine how great this feels))

Regarding myself a "conscientious consumerism objector" (& a Monk of Cool, too),
I spent for CLOTHING (incl. shoes)
Evro 12,50 in 2010
and an average of (2010-adjusted)Evro 148 per year in 1998-2010
this includes numerous items made from ORGANICALLY grown cotton; and several T-shirts part of the price of which could be considered a donation; and one neoprene-jacket

in the past 10 years I spent more than 35-times as much on 'donations' (I prefer terms like "DANA"  "umFairTeilung"(fair re-distribution) "putting some money where your heart is" "voluntary self-taxation"; pls also think about and contemplate Change&Charity )  than on clothing

and I'll seize this opportunity to type in & share this quote  --already earmarked for some time-- from T.Pratchett's "Lords&Ladies":

The Monks of Cool, whose tiny...monastery is hidden in a really cool and laid-back valley...have a passing-out test for every novice. sHe is taken into a room full of all types of clothing and asked: "Yo, young one, which of these is the most stylish to wear?" - to which the correct answer, of course, is "Hey, whatever I select!"

" For the first time in history the physical survival of the human race depends on a radical change of the human heart. However, a change in the human heart is possible only to the extent that drastic economic and social changes occur... " -- E. Fromm, ibid.

see also  "The Story of Stuff" (22 min, on utube)


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