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Mindfulness in the Marketplace: Compassionate Responses to Consumerism
This collection of essays edited by Allan Hunt Badiner shows us how to look deeply into the items we consume every day—not only food, but clothes, media, ideas, and images. Right Consumption suggests a reorientation for consumers from passive purchasers, who willingly and uncritically accept advertising messages for toxic products, to active, mindful, and responsible citiz ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 8th 2002 by Parallax Press
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It takes some time to get through all the essays in this book but it's worth it because it is a mine of great wisdom and insight into how you and I can easily make a difference in the world for the better. It illustrates through the contributions of many thoughtful essays the interrelatedness of all things and shows how our patterns of consumption influence for good or ill the lives of ourselves and others. It shows how Gandhi's saying "There's enough for everyone's need but not enough for every ...more
It was a very interesting book, better than expected. It had lots of useful information based on a Buddhist interpretation of everyday consumption, mainly pertaining to how to consider all of the impacts of choices we make everyday. Surprisingly more relevant than ever despite its early 2000s publication.