It all started in 1886, when a woman was sick of washing her husbands clothes every night before work. Those "white collars" were all that was really dirty. So, she cut off the collar and just washed that. Thus, the birth of disposable cuffs and collars was born so that men could fit the clean status that only a perfectly crisp white shirt could provide.
Decades later we see that the status that came with convenience is still a common thought notion, however those with the true wealth and status are turing to the exact opposite.
Why? Because there is no quality that remains in the conveniences.
Now the more care and time one can take to reuse and eat real food, the more status one has. Status resides where there is a deficit, and only a minority can get a product or service. Empowering oneself to take the time to care for oneself in the less convenient ways actually showcases more clout, knowledge, and status than the flip side conveniences that once were the optimum of social class.
Anyone can go to McDonalds; can anyone make a healthy fresh meal?
This was bound to happen eventually. the creation of the "death date" comapnies made sure that products would prove themselves worthless at a certain date to ensure repeat purchases. Great for business, not great for individuals or this home we call Earth.
The result of this ravenous buying has created a "growing stream of hazardous waste." Millions of tons of hazardous waste, can you imagine? Space on this Earth is limited, even though we endoctrinated to believe the myth that there is an endless frontier to pilage and plunder, it is simply not true. Earth is finite in its deimensions and now it is similar to a beautiful house, chuck full of garbage, unable to prosper if it is not cleaned out.
Americans started this disposible epidemic and it is up to us to end it. It would quite literally change the face of our world.
What you can do>>>EXAMPLE
You are at a store looking at a piece of clothing...
Ask yourself these questions...
1. Where was it made?
2. Do you know anything good or bad about the company you are considering casting your vote for with this purchase?
3. Do you need it?
4. Do you have room for it?
5. How long will it last?
6. What can you do with it once it wears out?
Thinking things thru and not buying for convenience; this is the pattern that will promote change. Not just with products, but with what companies survive in the marketplace and with the treatment of humans in our world. All this is dictated by what you buy. It all has a ripple effect. Together we can undo what we thoughtlessly allowed to have happen to us.
Stay GRIM and aware and things will change.
over & out. ANgr