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Voluntary Simplicity: Responding to Consumer Culture
A simpler life. In a shadow cast by the jarring beginning of the new millennium, simplicity has an undeniable appeal. Global conflicts, domestic security concerns, and a stalling economy can make keeping up with the Joneses feel like, at best, a misguided luxury. Now is not a time for excess; it is a time, it would seem, to focus on 'what really matters.' Thus the appeal o ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
(first published January 1st 2003)
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2007 wrote: a very interesting collection studying the phenomenon of cutting ties to the corporate consumer machine. Here one can find the reasons, but also suggestions on the onward movement. Just the concept of voluntary simplicity fascinates me and has made my life more fruitful and healthy. Just cutting the cords to the things that make one question and want so much makes things easier. Essays entitled "Early American Simplicity: The Quaker Ethic" by David Shi and "Simple Needs" by Charles W ...more