Tag: consumerism

Consumed. 52 minutes. What’ll you have, continual growth or sustainability? Is the choice that simple? It probably has to be. Choosing the former might lead to our doom. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

When my oldest boy was a teenager he had a Trapper Keeper notebook. It was cool. Your kid, or you, might have had one too because Mead has sold 75 million of them. Here’s the story on the history of the Trapper Keeper. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

How do stores get you to buy more stuff? Clue: It’s all in your senses. Read on and save money next time you go to your favorite big box store. Oooh, they’re sneaky! TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

If you’re lousy at arithmetic, also referred to as math, you’ll feel right at home here, and I suspect folks who think they’re math wizards will find that they aren’t so sharp either when they read this article, “The 11 Ways that Consumers are Hopeless at Math.” TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Woody Harrelson ‘Ethos’ – Time to Unslave Humanity from TheOccultruth on Vimeo. Woody Harrelson hosts “Ethos—Time to Unslave Humanity.” This doc shows up a lot of the problems of the modern world. The solution, according to the film, is to stop buying all this crap. Well, yes, but can it be that simple? If we […]

The thing is, things are a huge problem. ~Two-bit Guru~ As I’ve written previously, the Pachamama Alliance recognizes that we in the industrial world are in a trance. In my estimation this trance is centered on greed, power, destruction of nature, and ultimately results in an ocean of things that are bad for the environment. […]

No doubt that sustainability is a good idea blossoming these days, and not any too soon. More and more of us are becoming aware of the need to make peace with the earth, to stop our polluting ways, maybe even to stop bashing each other over the head, literally and figuratively, to have our way. […]

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” ~a pithicism~ “One man’s hoarding is another man’s sustainability. This goes for women, too.” ~Two-bit Guru~ I was thinking about some of the habits of my sustainable lifestyle. Trash picking, recycling, upcycling, saving jars (with and without lids), saving nails, bolts, and screws, composting, saving cardboard boxes,  making […]

The time of getting and giving Christmas gifts is breathing right in our faces again, having leaped upon us like an impatient panther even faster than it has in years past. I believe that’s because the Mayan calendar says that things happen faster and faster as the end of a 5,125 year cycle approaches. In […]

Two-bit Guru | Money & Equality | Photo of a roll of dollar bills.

Today I’m thinking about money and inequality. Since the material choices of life without money aren’t very attractive, most of us would like to have more, preferably lots more. But if everyone had lots more we’d still all be in the same boat, except everything would cost more, including the boat. To be better off […]