Maybe We Are Not Consumers at Heart

consumers
taken from: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/02/opinion/02diamond.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&

How we choose to live has more impact on the world’s resources than how many humans inhabit the earth. In The United States, the average person consumes 32 times the resources of that of a person living in a developing nation.  Wow.

But we can change how much we consume and not lose the happiness. How might you consume less and actually be as happy or happier?

Read this disturbing but hopeful opinion piece by Jared Diamond, a professor of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of “Collapse” and “Guns, Germs and Steel.”

What’s Your Consumption Factor?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s