Break free and LIVE. Dig deeper, get soul happy. -Jessy
Pave your own way! Your happiness is at stake!
Now I let fear be the reassurance I need to know that I am pushing myself in the right direction.
“Preparing for this next chapter of my life has got me thinking about consumerism. I think we’ve all fallen victim to it. We live in a society that is so saturated with it, it’s hard not to. We are taught that things equal happiness. This is so painfully far from the truth. I think acquiring things create a surface happy but not a soul happy. I love to see that some people are waking up from this. For me, a switch flipped and I was like, “why do I have all this stuff!?” I started purging and felt more and more free as I gave stuff away. Now I’m really motivated to live with less belongings and feel proud of the things I do own.”
“I want to know that the things I have were made with respect for people and the environment. We have turned into such a throw away society and in order to make everything so cheap factories in other countries are participating in slave labor. We are voting with our money and shaping our world with every purchase so I think we all have a responsibility to educate ourselves about where our things are coming from. I’ve decided I only want to purchase from reputable brands that have bonafide Fair Trade Practices or things made in the US because we have better human rights in the work place. Of course, there is always the option to buy second hand and help keep things out of the landfills!”
Her remarks about consumerism paralleled many points in a feature recently posted on Native Gypsies about the true cost of fashion (and how to make more socially and environmentally conscious purchase choices). Link below.
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