I watched this video recently and found it pretty interesting. The part on consumption (the golden arrow) was the most fascinating to me. Here is the clip:
If you want to watch the entire video (20 minutes long) you can watch it below. I plan on watching it with my kids because I think it’s a great general overview of how production works with consumerism. Be forewarned, there is some mixed in propaganda. Our family will be making some changes for ’09 as we’ve thought through the global implications of our actions. I have not taken a strong stance historically on *global* issues but I have realized 2 things recently:
- Our actions do impact others globally and generationally and there is responsibility that comes along with that.
- We must stop kidding ourselves with temporary solutions like buying “green”, buying (RED), recycling, etc. The systemic root at these issues is consumption and the mindset that it produces.