Consuming less would solve many problems, but can we?

Head shower

The world’s resources is a big subject, maybe the biggest. But even looking at an individual, micro level, we could ask – why are there so many more obese people in the West than there used to be? People can exercise as much as they like, but eating too much will always “outweigh” most people’s efforts to drag themselves down to the gym, jog or cycle.

So looking more on a macro level, we can work out wonderful ways of recycling, but our consumption of resources and desire to consume are the main problems we deal with. It’s become an old cliche that we should eat locally sourced food but it is actually true. If we transport things across the country or across the world that we don’t really need, we are putting transport and energy pollution out there non-stop.

“Need” is the operative word though. What is need? To just simply survive? No, people want to enjoy life, experience things. And If I want to buy a Spanish wine then I want to buy a Spanish wine.

You’re Worth It
That occasional day you want to let the shower run… definitely more water than necessary, but what the hell, throw caution to the wind! And those special spa days when you use many more creams than you need. That lavish dinner in a posh restaurant… yes it goes against your left wing roots, but it feels good!