... greed and the lust for power rarely bring out the best in people. [B Keefer, Ne-O]
C. Beavan: [T]he simple idea that we ought not take for granted what we had been blessed with[: We] should act with gratitude for this life we’ve been granted and all that comes with it. [I] looked at the volume of stuff I had used for less than five minutes, and I felt ungrateful.
C. Beavan: Leaving aside the people who have severely limited access to food and clean drinking water, so many people I knew, both in New York and elsewhere in the world’s go-fast consumer culture, were dissatisfied with the lives they had worked to get-the lives they were supposed to want.
C. Beavan: What really filled me with despair, though, was that I didn’t believe that the way of life that was steadily wrecking the planet even made us happy. [If] I had to generalize, I would say that, on average, the [billions of] people who share this globe are nowhere near as happy as they could be.
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C. Beavan: [I] felt like I’d just stepped on the scale and the news was much worse than I’d thought. [I]t was the throwing away of things used for less than five minutes without so much as a though before reaching for the exact same product to use for another five minutes before throwing that away, too. [F]or years, I had been giving myself a daily pass with the intention of eventually doing better.
C. Beavan: [Is a] ‘high standard of living’ the same as a good quality of life?
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More than just Suns and Moons...
’20 Imbolc (Groundhog Day)
In Greater Ne-O, a special groundhog named Phil burrows at Gobbler's Knob.