October 9, 2013

What We Really Need



Most people would consider being the last person on earth to be the supreme torture. It would be a form of solitary confinement except the entire globe would be your cell.

Humans are social creatures, and we do best together whether we like it or not. When it comes right down to it, each other is all we really need.

Ask anyone that has had to abandon their home in a moments notice during an emergency or disaster.

Victims of natural disasters like wildfires have reported on what goes through their minds at the moment of reckoning.

Hint: it has nothing to do with stuff.

We don't need money - we need each other. We don't need to buy things - we need to share things. Yes, our stuff, but also our thoughts, our ideas, our dreams.

Working together while sharing our creativity has the power to create change and build a better world. A world that recognizes what is really important and what we really need.

Then maybe we can prevent there ever being a "last person on earth".

2 comments:

  1. im decluttering our house, i feel i need less and less STUFF, love my hubbie, dogs and sitting outside by a lovly fire, so i think its gonna be oke with us in the future, less stuff, more time for ...i can choose ....yyyeeaaahhhhh.... love your blog, follow every thing, enjoy life, wish you all the best, love marion , from holland

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    1. Marion, Linda and I are also going through a major decluttering right now. We want to keep things light enough to travel.

      People who have had to abandon their homes at a moments notice report thinking first about other people, then pets, then photo albums, and then not much else.

      That is what it comes down to. So what is all the other stuff for?

      I love living lightly - to me it is freedom.

      I am a nomad at heart.

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