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How To Be More Than A Mindful Consumer

How To Be More Than A Mindful Consumer

Sep 28, 2013-- "Today we're so steeped in consumer culture that we head to the mall even when our houses and garages are full. We suffer angst over the adequacy of our belongings and amass crushing credit card debt to, as the author Dave Ramsey says, buy things we don't need with money we don't have, to impress people we don't like..." Annie Leonard, the creator of Story of Stuff drives home an idea with true revolutionary potential, "As individuals, we can use less stuff if we remember to look inward and evaluate our well-being by our health, the strength of our friendships, and the richness of our hobbies and civic endeavors." (24435 reads)

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Take ActionFor the next week, when you find yourself about to purchase something, ask yourself these three deliberate questions: Is my life currently functioning without this object, and if so, can it continue to? Who might have made this product and how was their labor compensated? Is there a way that I can borrow/share this product with neighbors and friends, instead of buying my own?

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