Let us boycot consuming !

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Let us boycot consuming !

Postby shokin » Sat May 21, 2005 10:23 am

Good morning everybody !

I send this message to everyone who reads it :

Let us boycot consuming !

Consuming is encouraging the productions, which means using natural ressources on Earth, which - we have to remember and remember ! - are limited.

Consuming is becoming dependant on the product that we consume. Consuming means getting a new need, but a need that we can send away, a false need.

Consuming is giving energy to the enterprises, to the liberals. Consuming is a liberal attitude.

Let you consume the least, let you consume local (as in time as in space).

Never think "They do, I (have to) do.".

Let you not consume more, inform, act !

Favorise the local in order better to respect the global.

Follow the voluntary simplicity !

http://www.theworld.com/~habib/thegarden//simplicity/

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Postby shokin » Sat May 21, 2005 9:07 pm

violet wrote:Well, I am a fast consumer of fast consumable products. :oops:


Oups ! you can do better ! :mrgreen:

Begin cooking yourself !

Choose products of your country (of the country where you buy them).

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Postby Elba » Sat May 21, 2005 10:41 pm

What happen when a person get a low salary and it is insuficient to buy products from his/her country, and the only option is productos from contraband.
This is a very big problem and is a problem that is killing the industries in Latinamerica.

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Postby Unknownsu » Sun May 22, 2005 6:36 am

shokin wrote:Begin cooking yourself !


Cook myself? Wouldn't that hurt? :idea:

Umm...Shokin, if you boycott consuming, we would all die.

In order to cook for ourselves, we must buy. And to buy, means to be a consumer.

Even if we were to grow our own vegetables and raise our own cows. We cannot eat them because eating would make us a consumer.

And since you want us to boycott consuming, we would be boycotting the right to buy and eat.

I really don't like that idea. :?

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Postby RedRose » Sun May 22, 2005 7:31 am

I just think consuming is necessary, but over-consuming is unnecessary.

and we should boycott over-consuming.

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Postby shokin » Sun May 22, 2005 12:03 pm

Elba wrote:What happen when a person get a low salary and it is insuficient to buy products from his/her country, and the only option is productos from contraband.
This is a very big problem and is a problem that is killing the industries in Latinamerica.


Ah ! tell me about the situation of Mexico !

I meant like RedRose said : avoid over-consuming, avoid unnecessary consuming.

I didn't talk only about food-consuming, but about all products that you buy : consuming tv, consuming video games, ... in order to live in a simple way.

We have right, so we have duties.

Don't think about only you. Think about nature, about what production implied. Is it good for environment ? was the production equitable ? no over-exploitation ?

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Postby vince90 » Sun May 22, 2005 12:43 pm

Bad idea! Consuming is the key of your country economic.
People will suffer without job. They need food to feed their family. Unless you’re already rich and don’t have to work.

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Postby shokin » Sun May 22, 2005 1:03 pm

If you consume less, you need less to work.

Don't you think about nature ?

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Postby vince90 » Sun May 22, 2005 1:46 pm

Don’t get me wrong. I do love nature but I can not do anything while my stomach is empty.

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Postby RedRose » Sun May 22, 2005 1:50 pm

believe or not, a simple lifesyle is more comfortable than a luxury one.

People tend to chase luxury lifestyle, because luxury lifestyle is aparently more admirable than simple one. but when people chase luxury lifestyles, actually, they are hogging our offsprings' properties.

I agree, we should leave something for our kids.

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Postby shokin » Sun May 22, 2005 4:02 pm

You can eat local food !

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Postby vince90 » Sun May 22, 2005 6:21 pm

Don't you need money to buy the local food? There is nothing for free then.

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Postby shokin » Sun May 22, 2005 8:39 pm

Are you forced to buy many products ?

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Postby vince90 » Mon May 23, 2005 2:40 pm

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Postby shokin » Mon May 23, 2005 4:27 pm

People often think some things are necessary when they are not.

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Postby RedRose » Mon May 23, 2005 4:54 pm

If something dosen't make big difference for our lives, then it is unnecessary.

Months ago, I tried to learn driving, but I failed anyway. as soon as I held the steering wheel, I just couldn't help shivering, and then some kind of great fear overwhelmed me heavily. at last, my coach got mad. he roared:"what is going on?? remember! the truck would never kill you anyway! Don't be afraid of it!" I said:"sorry, coach...but I think I am killing you, however, now I am afraid of both you and the truck." he laughed. actually, he was a nice guy. finally, he told me:"don't get depressed! you can't drive a car well, it is ok. it dosen't mean anything. maybe it means that you don't wanna consume too much fuel." listening to his words, I felt better. and I said:"thank you. your words make my day. although it dosen't make sense :mrgreen: "

back to this topic. for me, a car isn't necessary. if I have it, and I know how to drive it, of course, it is a convenience. but since I don't know how to drive well, then it is ok. I can take bus to go everywhere. no big difference.

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Postby shokin » Mon May 23, 2005 5:11 pm

Yes, cars are not necessary if public transports are well developped. Or you can use them very few times (for example in Switzerland). [train and bus cover a great part of Switzerland, then you can go on foot or with bicycle !]

Who said that life has to be easy, without effort ?

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Postby vince90 » Mon May 23, 2005 5:46 pm

RedRose wrote:Come on! Guys! Don't you think you guys both got each other wrong?

if we need something for our necessary lives, we buy it, it is ok; and if we waste our limited resources, then that is what we should boycott, right?

Oh, sometimes we should take more time to get each other well.


I totally agree with RedRose. I don’t buy thing that I don’t need. Beside that I don’t want to waste my money for junk stuffs. My point is if you totally boycott consumed, your economic will be suffered and it will cause a lot of people without jobs. For me recycle things is one of the best way that I can do and I do it everyday. We have this program installs in our town and the town collect our recycle once a week. That all I have and hope you understand.

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Postby Chet Baker » Tue May 24, 2005 9:06 am

Boycott consuming is too broad for discussion; it should be confined into smaller topic. For example, boycott consuming of plastic bag (agree) or boycott consuming of fuel (agree).

I agree that people are used to buy things which are unnecessary. Ironically, it seems that they understand and admit that these stuffs are useless for them. I think the problem is that people are tempted to buy these stuffs by the promotion or advertisement of manufacturers or chained store. People in material are educated by TV advertisement and the social atmosphere seems to be controlled by number of famous brands, such as LV, Motorola, Nokia and so on. New models are issued very frequently, thus people unceasingly seek for new stuffs even though there are only slightly different between the old one and new one. This is commercial activities and it cannot be stopped.

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Re: Let us boycot consuming !

Postby allison » Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:32 am

shokin wrote:Good morning everybody !

I send this message to everyone who reads it :

Let us boycot consuming !

Consuming is encouraging the productions, which means using natural ressources on Earth, which - we have to remember and remember ! - are limited.

Consuming is becoming dependant on the product that we consume. Consuming means getting a new need, but a need that we can send away, a false need.

Consuming is giving energy to the enterprises, to the liberals. Consuming is a liberal attitude.

Let you consume the least, let you consume local (as in time as in space).

Never think "They do, I (have to) do.".

Let you not consume more, inform, act !

Favorise the local in order better to respect the global.

Follow the voluntary simplicity !

http://www.theworld.com/~habib/thegarden//simplicity/

Shokin


But the raw materials of what we frequently use are coming mostly from natural resources so, do you think it's worth the act of boycotting such organization? I think, you're out of reason and trying to think different only... :-)
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