Refrigerating junk we don’t even have room at home for?!

September 19, 2017 by Joshua
in Awareness, Nature

What are we doing?!

I can’t believe how dissociated we are to what we’re doing to our world and not stopping ourselves, or seeing that we’re making our lives worse in the process.

Case in point: this advertisement I saw walking home from teaching the other day. In case you don’t know, Manhattan Mini Storage rents closets you can store your stuff in. They have locations throughout the New York.

We're air conditioning junk we don't even have room at home for

We’re air conditioning junk we don’t even have room at home for

What are we doing?!

Here’s a partial list of what seems crazy to me:

  • We have so much junk that we pay rent to store what we can’t fit in our homes
  • We pay to air condition our junk
  • We advertise our capacity to air condition that junk

You might point out some people value what I’m calling junk. For comparison, one of the books I have on hold at the library is Affluence Without Abundance, about Bushmen in Africa. Read this interview with the author to see how differently we can live and how quality of life seems to come higher when you don’t expect it to come from owning material stuff.

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