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The story of stuff got me freaking out. And when I say that I mean FREAKING OUT.

It’s a very fun and easy to understand clip (it’s 20 minutes long and a bit of a bitch to download. I’d think about buying a DVD but then it’s more acquisition of STUFF which the clip is trying to say we shouldn’t do… bit of a quandry there), but it’s definitely freak out material.

I think it puts a finger on why I’m no longer enamored of being part of today’s consumer society. I have a MOUNTAIN of stuff already and most of it is never really used – especially electronic equipment.

On the other hand, I think what the economy would be like without the consumer society – would we all still be living in kampongs and our children playing with empty half coconut shells, sticks and stones? Would that really be such a bad thing? My dad grew up in something that was almost a kampong. He seemed to enjoy it. Meanwhile my friends’ kids now freak out about putting their *gasp* bare feet on sand.

Hmmm. Food for thought.

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