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I aim to maximize well-being, while minimizing consumption and ecological footprint.  I like the 5 “R”s: reusing, repairing, recycling, refusing to buy what I don’t need, and reducing waste. I like voluntary simplicity, and "small is beautiful" appropriate technology which has no significant environmental impact and takes advantage of what is abundant (including human labor).   I don’t think "more is better" and like the freedom to take personal responsibility and say “I have enough!” (Note: many have no choice and practice enoughness out of necessity, beginning with frugality /  "making do.")

More Information About This Worldview Theme

a spade WV Theme...

...individual <---> nature

the theme is paired with: #26B  More is Better Mentality / Abundance to make Choice #45    in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:  version 2.0    version 3.0        is this theme new to version 4?--NO

click to look at the Project Worldview Cultural Literacy Encyclopedia Related Words, Beliefs, Background articles for the above choice 

 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book Songs
Worldview Watch issue #76, posted 3/11/2024  Tiny Homes—Support Transcends Culture War?
Worldview Watch issue #52:The Circle:  Perfectibility Through Participatory Social Interaction 
Worldview Watch issue #1: Expanders and Restrainers

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

Buy Nothing Day  Simple Living Sustainable Living  
disdains Affluenza  Christian Views Poverty &Wealth Small is Beautiful
Criticism of SUVs Ecosharing appropriate technology
  tiny house movement  

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#4 Spreading Disinformation / Tactical Deception #16A Culture of Fear   #19B Corporate Capitalism   #22A Economic Growth  
#22B Imperialism   #26A The Consumerist    #28A   Hedonistic Orientation   #29B Taking Charge==> Violence
#33B Addiction  #36A Cynicism #43   Seeking Wealth & Power    #44A Sanctity & Dignity of Life  
#45A Borrowing Mentality    #50A Libertarian    #51B Big Business Pushes Global Limits #103A Individual Glory
 #104A  Human-Centered #204A Freedom From Limits

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

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")
I Fix It ("repair guides for everything, written by everyone")
A New Hedonism: A Post-Consumerism Vision By Kate Soper (paper from UK academic)
In North Carolina, a Tiny Home for $365 a Month Comes With a Hot Tub  by Julie Lasky (from The New York Times, April 5 2024)
World scientists’ warning: The behavioural crisis driving ecological overshoot by Joseph J. Merz, Phoebe Barnard, Rory Sutherland    (academic paper posted September 20, 2023)
"Scientists Say Recycling Has Backfired Spectacularly" by Noor Al Sibai  ("it's masked the glaring problem of over-production and de-emphasized other waste reduction strategies that are far more sustainable" report from site July 25 2023)
Meet the De-growers (from The Economist May 20 2023)
To fight climate change, we need to start biking like the Dutch by Justin Calma (from The Verge, August 19 2022)
The Possibilities Are Endless When It Comes to Backyard Tiny Houses by Alex Warner    (from People March 12 2022)
Recycling Urine Could Help Save the World by Chelsea Wald (from Nature Feb 9 2022)

“What supply chain mess? For Buy Nothing devotees, it’s not a problem.” by Ronald D. White    (from The Los Angeles Times Nov 22 2021)

"Study: Recycled Lithium Batteries as Good as Newly Mined": by Parachi Patel (posted on IEEE Spectrum Oct 15 2021)

"If only we’d listened to Jimmy Carter on renewables, consumption, and transportation" By Ellin Stein  (posted on Slate

"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 Builder’s 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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"As you shop in "The Reality Marketplace" avoid spending your "reality cash" too early,  before you have seen everything. " 
from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows.