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Friday, May 28, 2010

I like this:

Once again the youtube link-o-sphere has lead me to another nugget of wonder:

The Story of Stuff

Particularly this part:

Consumption

I know many will try to debunk the facts stated in this video (some are misinformation others are opinion mixed with misinformation), but let us not be swayed from the message,


STOP BUYING SO MUCH STUFF


We do not need to have the newest, fanciest, shiniest stuff. I admit I am a geek, but a frugal geek. I am not an early-adopter for a lot of reasons, money the least of which.


I like stuff. I covet stuff. I have stuff. I rarely need stuff.

I want an electric car. I want more time in my life. I want people to realise that buying stuff does not placate the depression that is a product of the subconscious programming of the media.

Cut up your credit cards, buy used, buy local if you have to buy. Learn to make stuff yourself. Secede from the cash economy.

The revolution will not be televised. But the programming that stops the revolution surely is.

I am going to go read about the references made in this video, I want to learn something today.

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