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Unread 02-26-2009, 06:11 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm new here, and this is my first post.

I "stumbled upon" you in my websurfing and decided to share what I've been thinking about lately. I don't know why, but lately I've been seeing things in a whole new way.

I'm starting to feel a bit programmed, by society, to be a consumer. To spend, spend, spend. To need more, want more, gorge and indulge myself; take, take, take; more, more, more. We've been taught that this is what keeps the economy going.

But the economy isn't going. Anywhere. It's dying. What's wrong with this picture?

Perhaps the entire premise is off. I could want less. I could reign myself in. I could use less, need less, consume less. Perhaps, instead of being programmed to be a glutonous consumer, I could be a producer.

Perhaps, I could produce more. Perhaps I could produce what I myself consume, produce what my family consumes, and be less of a burden on society. Perhaps I could produce enough to actually help society, benefit society.

Perhaps, I could feed the earth, nurture the earth beneath my feet. Perhaps by nurturing her she could nurture me. Perhaps a symbiotic relationship between myself and the earth could develop.

Perhaps, I am actually here to give.
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You know Monica, these thoughts could become addictive - you could cross over to the other side and start thinking like......one of us!! Sounds like you'll fit right in.
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Hi Monica and welcome. Your thoughts make very interesting reading...and my first question is....."Perhaps" you need to make a start...but what will you do first?
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HI & Welcome Monica
This way of thinking is addictive ! I now look at everything before i throw it out and see if I have another use for it first .
Funny thing is I didnt think they paid much attention to what I do but My Grandkids are watching !!!
And they dont think Grammie is a nut LOL
So maybe what i do and they read HG when they are here with me they will learn and take all on with them when they have their own homes !
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Thank you all so much for fostering my continued growth! Now I know where to come when I have 'how-to' questions.
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