Too Much Stuff

I’ve been too busy working through Dreamweaver MX 2004 exercises on my limited trial of Dreamweaver CS3 to finish Lieh-tsu, so I thought I’m merely point you to this link that Leslie found and forwarded to me: The Story of Stuff

Somehow it seemed to fit quite well with yesterday’s entry about being satisfied with less, not to mention a similar blog entry I read at Mystic Wing’s blog today.

Though it’s more time consuming than the average blog entry, it seems well worth the time.

2 thoughts on “Too Much Stuff”

  1. Thanks for the link, Loren. I’ve forwarded it to a bunch of people and am thinking of how I can use it in class.(Oh the beauties of teaching comp. I can use almost anything as a subject matter.) Your previous post has got me thinking too. tk

  2. Yesterday I talked with a friend who is 87 years old and was reflecting on her childhood in Montana in the early days of electricity. She was wondering what her grandchildren thought when she talked about that life where a child didn’t have many material possessions. Wondering about a world where her 7-year-old granddaughter asked for and received an electric guitar for Christmas and had little interest in opening the rest of her presents.

    Although I already know the “The Story of Stuff,” it is a good reminder of what Margaret Mead said:

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

    I am going to buy a book today, but with much more awareness of the true cost of a book or anything else I choose to buy.

    Thanks so much, loren.

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