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`These days, for one in four children, the first recognisable word they utter is a brand name.'
`Houses in Australia are on average twice as large as they were in the 1950's. Families are 40% smaller.'
`Australians now work longer hours than any other country in the developed world.'
The authors present a stunning array of data with an irrefutable conclusion. Australia has contracted an illness of overwork, waste, damage, debt and unhappiness, caused by an obsession with money.
`Political rhetoric and social commentary continue to emphasise deprivation - as if we are living in the nineteenth century and the problems facing the country have arisen because we are not rich enough... As a society surrounded by affluence, we indulge in a collective illusion that we are deprived. We have grown fat, yet our entire culture continues to think that we are skinny, and must eat more urgently.'
Materialism may be the Western Worlds' blind spot. This book is essential reading.
They support this ably with graphed research however unfortunately the graphs were not well referenced so I have no idea as to their veracity, so when they mention a 23% proportion of 20-50 year olds 'downsizing' their lifestyle in the last 10 years I just don't know where they got this figure from, or indeed how valid. However while this was a distraction, I did find this book had some extremely major strengths
1 - it is well written,
2 - it is more than just scare tactics, It is thoughtful and thought provoking about the way we live
3 - it offers actually practical solutions as well as philosophical idealism. The conclusion is a series of ideals and how we can go about meeting them.
There have been others talking about the unhappiness bought about by mass consumerism, this is a nice book to start at to understand the issues.
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