just saw it in my sociology class and found it quite interesting.
thought you guys might too.
I almost don’t like looking at these kinds of things because reckless consumerism will not be stopped. Seems like until something crazy happens, the waste will continue to build and build. I know ignoring it isn’t the answer but there also isn’t any clear solution in sight.
I really like story of stuff, there’re so many things we ignore about material stuff we own and that we constantly buy. It gives a new and better perspective on how the world is and has developed. She also gives solutions, there is a way, and that way its sustentability. Its not to put an end to consumerism, its to think what to choose, things that have less impact in enviroment. Its grate to raise consciousness, dont you think? i just find it quite interesting too.
I love watching stuff like this because it reminds me that almost all my life and my identity is based on consumerism and our hedonistic lifestyle goes hand in hand with hyper consumption. It didn’t bring happiness to my parents or any other person I know, maybe temporary pleasure and comfort. It didn’t bring much prosperity to the world, the rich got only richer but the ecosystem is about to collapse. We buy so much stuff we don’t need and now were in a position that we know about it, but almost can’t do anything.
On the other hand, there are some really positive trends in the world (like HE!), mostly fueled by the internet. People are becoming more aware and joining hands to change the next generation. But as long as we can’t stop consuming so much, become a vegetarian, don’t drive cars or carpool or use any of the other 10,000 solutions, then we can’t expect the world to change either.
I just watched it again and I agree with carla, we should raise consciousness that what we do have an impact on the world and so we should choose to do something different. I really like the story of stuff because I can show it to anyone and they immediately get the message!