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How Can This Generation As a Whole Make the Shift From Conspicuous to Conscious Consumption?


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, conservation, greenliving, protection )

Cher
- 382 days ago - livinggreenmag.com
The richest sentence I've ever read said that "wealth is not the possession of abundance, rather it's the freedom from need". Unfortunately, as long as the pursuit of money drives our society, and is synonymous with success, recognition, and even



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Nyack Clancy (386)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 5:43 am
noted
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 5:45 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Barbara D. (107)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 6:29 am
Some rational rhetoric for change!!
 

Kit B. (277)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 8:24 am

There are so many alternatives to being a consumer driven society, we should begin now. One day it will be from need and not choice.
 

Winn Adams (178)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:09 pm
Conspicuous consumption has never been my thing. I'd rather have freedom from paying off exorbitant bills for "things" and being able to enjoy life without having all that debt hanging over my head.
 

Nancy M. (219)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:50 pm
Thanks for the thought provoking article.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 2:01 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cher. I've never been a "shopper"...except for groceries for my family. And, I'm finding the older I get, the less I "need." I take so much pleasure in "not needing." It's also set an example for my kids.
 

Sherri O. (256)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 2:23 pm
I hate shopping and only do it when absolutely necessary. I also downsized from a huge living space to 450 square ft (less heat, air conditioning, etc) I'm still trying to get used to it, but I know I did the right thing.
 

Alllan Yorkowitz (462)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:12 pm
When 2 basic needs are met, for the most part, the rest will fall into place. These are the reduction/elimination of hunger, and the need for clean drinking water.
 

Birgit W. (135)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:13 pm
Thank you
 

Christeen Anderson (422)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:28 pm
As the economy worsens and finances grow tighter and tighter this will happen. For some of us it already has. Thank you.
 

Eternal Gardener (700)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 6:42 pm
"wealth is not the possession of abundance, rather it's the freedom from need". Nothing could be more true!
 

Twyla Sparks (214)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 8:53 pm
noted, Thank you
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 11:34 pm
Buying stuff is not the meaning of life!
 

NO MORE FWD to Ana Marija R (220)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 1:56 am
noted with thanks
 

. (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 8:51 am
Great article. Really makes you think.
 

Patricia R. (12)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 12:35 pm
super!
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday April 5, 2013, 10:46 am
noted, thanks Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 12:19 pm
Noted!
 
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