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

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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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Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 5:45 am
Noted, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 6:29 am
Some rational rhetoric for change!!

Kit B (276)
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 A (179)
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 (197)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 1:50 pm
Thanks for the thought provoking article.

Lois Jordan (63)
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.

. (0)
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.

. (0)
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 (160)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 3:13 pm
Thank you

Christeen A (368)
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 G (745)
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 (208)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 8:53 pm
noted, Thank you

greenplanet e (155)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 11:34 pm
Buying stuff is not the meaning of life!

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 (13)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 12:35 pm

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

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Sunday April 7, 2013, 12:19 pm
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