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02 September 2008 @ 07:09 pm
storyofstuff.com  
http://www.storyofstuff.com/

I was talking to my parents about this website/video this weekend, and I thought I'd post it here. My coworker friend Jessica sent it to me a while back. I know it's made its rounds on the internet, but in case you haven't seen it, it's very much worth the time it takes to watch. Kind of ironic that my icon has my cat in a Target bag :)
 
 
 
visibleink on September 3rd, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
Very well done.

Everyone should watch it......before they go shopping of course. :)

Sarahgem77 on September 4th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
:)

mamamorebeccamo on September 4th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
Hits home
It is a little oversimplified, but it is spot on. It is very thought-provoking and - you're right - it's worth watching all the way through.

I totally agree with so much of that. We are conditioned to believe that we need more stuff all the time - just constantly. Ugh, it makes me sick just thinking about it. I am going to start watching that any time I am tempted to shop for a little something extra. ;)

Thanks for posting this!
Sarahgem77 on September 4th, 2008 12:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Hits home
It's hard, isn't it? Rethinking your way of thinking, shifting the paradigm, and making changes as a result. All one can do is learn as much as possible, and try to change, but not beat oneself up about it. Sometimes we all need retail therapy ;)

P.S. Thanks for this weekend. I enjoying spending time with you and everyone else. I am really lucky to have you as my sister.
mamamorebeccamo on September 6th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Hits home
We had fun, too! Thanks for spending some time over at my crib.

I have been doing a little of that "rethinking" ever since I watched that little video. We'll be making a few changes around here - washcloths instead of loofahs, etc. I keep looking for "stuff" that we don't need all over the house. Quite overwhelming...
Sarahgem77 on September 14th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Hits home
Yes, don't buy any more loofahs! I just have one in my travel bag now. They are made to break.

You can also use less tissues and paper towels by using handkerchiefs and cleaning rags.

And clean with vinegar, baking soda, castile soap, etc., instead of harsh chemicals.