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#23B ENOUGHNESS 

I like lifestyles that maximize well-being, while minimizing consumption and one's ecological footprint.  I am a fan of reusing, recycling, voluntary simplicity, "small is beautiful," and appropriate technology--which has little or no significant environmental impact and takes advantage of what is relatively abundant (including human labor) where it is employed.  I do not view economic growth as unequivocally good, nor do I agree "bigger is better." (Note: Some practice enoughness less for environmental, ethical, or spiritual reasons, and more out of necessity. For them it begins with a frugal orientation and involves lots of creatively "making do.")

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

practices voluntary simplicity, Simple Living to some degree

appreciates Sustainable Living type lifestyles

lifestyle choice inspired by religion/Christian Views Poverty &Wealth  

values global citizen Ecosharing type ethic

summary Wikipedia article: none

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 1132

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 54

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More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #23B: Enoughness 

Affluenza  (from online encyclopedia)
Small is Beautiful (about the classic 1973 book, from online encyclopedia)  
Buy Local (from online encyclopedia)
Thrifting (from online encyclopedia)
Criticism of SUVs (from online encyclopedia)
Small House Movement (from online encyclopedia)
Worldview Watch issue #1: Expanders and Restrainers
Worldview Watch issue #52:The Circle:  Perfectibility Through Participatory Social Interaction 
How Much is Enough?: The Consumer Society and the Future of the Earth, by Alan Durning (summary of book)
"How Much is Enough?", by Vicki Robin (article) 
Too Much (website providing "commentary on excess and inequality")
Freecycle (website connecting "people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free")

"Minimalist Living Tips: 8 Essential Rules For Living With Less" by Page Smith (September 28 2016 blog post) 

"Minimalist Living: When A Lot Less is More"  by Josh Sanburn  (March 12 2015 article on Time website)
"What is Minimalism?"  (essay by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus)
Everything that Remains A Memoir by the Minimalists by J. Milburn and R. Nicodemus  (more on this 2015 book)
The Zero Waste Lifestyle by Amy Korst  (more on this 2013 book) 
Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty by R. Thurow and S. Kilman
Revisiting Economic Man, by Alexia Eastwood (2010 article on Share the World's Resources website)
"Six Small Spaces to Explore" (from IKEA website)
Microdwelling  (website offers "A Builders Showcase of Alternative Spaces for Simple Living")
"Goodbye McMansion, Hello Simple Life: What I Learned From Thoreau" by Kaci Yoh (October 26 2015 article Yes! magazine online)
"Inside Luxury Tiny Homes: Millennials, Retirees Bucking Mortgages and McMansions" by Lauren Lyster (Sep 27 2013 report from Yahoo's Daily Ticker)
"The Psychology of Minimalism" (commentary posted Aug 2 2013 on Sleepless Psyche Publishing website)
"The Great Recession: America Becomes Thrift Nation, by Nancy Gibbs" (cover story in Time April 27 2009)
"How to Live With Just 100 Things," by Lisa McLaughlin (article in Time June 16 2008)
"Tiny House, Big Freedom" (Dec 2012 photos / article about Ella Jenkins living in a 130 sq ft house)
The Tiny House blog
The Enoughness Pledge
Calculate Your Ecological Footprint
Small is Beautiful: An Introduction to E.F. Schumacher, by Noah Enelow
The E.F. Schumacher Society
Enoughness, by Bill McKibbon  (natural world perspective)
"The Value of Voluntary Simplicity" by Richard B. Gregg (link to16 page classic essay originally published in 1936)
Living the Good Life and Continuing the Good Life by Helen and Scott Nearing (more about this classic book)
The Not So Big Life, by Sarah Susanka (2007 book by architect and author of The Not So Big House)
For American Consumers, How Much is Enough? by Jeffrey Shaffer (May, 2007 CSM article)
"Humanure: Goodbye Toilets, Hello Extreme Composting," by Adam Fisher (from Time December 14 2009)
Yahoo Directory: Voluntary Simplicity
Yahoo Directory: Budget Management--Thrift
Frugal Family -- Advice and Tips for the Tightwad
Frugal Families (emphasizing simple living, homesteading)
The Dollar Stretcher
The Simplicity Resource Guide
quotes related to simplicity
quotes related to material possessions

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