Hvor jeg nok synes, der ikke var så meget at hente for mig i bogen “Not Buying It”, så er der tilgengæld masser af inspiration og tips at hente til mindre-forbrug på bloggen: Not Buying Anything – Small Footprint, Sustainable Living.
Jeg vil egentlig ikke sige så meget om bloggen, men vil hellere anbefale dig at kigge forbi og se, om der er emner, der interesserer dig. Og måske finder du opmuntring, tips og ideer til at sænke dit forbrug.
Dog et lille udklip fra deres “About-tekst” bag bloggen:
“In our experience, a slower, less complicated life with fewer possessions and desires has given us a calm and sense of freedom that was only fleeting when we were fully plugged into the system. Not that we didn’t enjoy being plugged in, and we were good at it, but as J. Krishnamurti said, “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” We wanted to get better, and we wanted to help make society better, too.
What we needed to develop to get better was contentedness. It is the antidote to consumerism and its onslaught of manipulative, enticing advertising. We have fewer things, and appreciate what we have more. We are working to live, rather than living to work. Our lives revolve around our immediate locality – we like it so much that we rarely travel.
We choose a small footprint, [more] sustainable life because we feel that global conditions give us no other responsible choice. Plus it is more enjoyable than the alternative for us. Lao Tzu said, “Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”