Tuesday, October 28, 2008

We have met the enemy and he is us

How can we make living simply more sexy, more attractive, to currently rich and poor alike? Isn't this the question? How can we sell sanity and planetary probity to ourselves, so that we stop living beyond our personal and public means?


Examples of what I mean by living simply (he said from one of the three functional computers in his house): eating local produce, walking and riding bicycles, consuming less, gathering together and singing or talking rather than going to expensive and wasteful resteraunts and "entertainments" , having holidays where we step out of our routine by volunteering somewhere instead of travelling to some artificial bubble hotel and shutting out the misery (if they are in the developing world) or quiet deperation (in the developed world), having healthy and blissful addictions...

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