Taking back the only thing that is truly ours
If poverty is having less than you need, many of us live in a new kind of poverty brought on by the demands of our hurried, frenzied world: time poverty. I came across that phrase recently in The Better World Handbook (New Society Publishers).
From the book: “The quest to “have it all” has programmed us to have overscheduled, frazzled, harried lives where we run from place to place without much sense of where we are going. Stretching ourselves too thinly sucks out the meaning of daily experiences.” It’s not very good for the planet either.
The authors suggest, “We must learn to think, feel, communicate and experience the world beyond the confines of material possessions. We must commit to leading lives fuelled by compassion and love rather than by consumption and personal gain.”
In other words, if life…
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