The Importance of Living with Less and Why Less is Sometimes More
In the process of seeking to lead better lives and as justified as that is, we have collectively failed to learn what living with less means
Living with less is all about learning to adapt. We should learn to adapt or risk facing ruin. When times get hard, we should all have the internal strength to push us through toughness and tough times. In the current pandemic and the consequent lockdown, we all have learned lessons on what it means to live with less. Less in the sense that we got asked to stay in. To leave the outside and isolate ourselves in our homes. Living with less is something we don’t usually think about or have to do, especially as the world has become increasingly inclined towards consumerism.
Living with Less and Helping Mitigate the Climate Crisis
Our excesses have led the world into a climate crisis and increased anxiety about what climate change will mean for the generations to come. We have cared little for mother nature, and all over the world, we are feeling the consequences. Oceans are rising, glaciers melting, and polar ice caps melting. The world is at a point of inflection. A crossroads between how we lead our lives and our lifestyles, and what we need to do or not do, to ensure that future generations have a world they can live within.
Living with Less as a Stance against Consumerism
Life in the 21st century is all about the products we buy, the houses we live in, our jobs, the kind of cars we drive, and mostly how ahead we get in life. In the process of seeking to lead better lives and as justified as that is, we have collectively failed to learn what living with less means. Living with less is not lacking this or that, but it is about having more by giving more. Giving can be in the form of helping conserve the environment and educating others on how to lead less consumerist lives. We need to educate ourselves and others on how we can all become sustainable and lead our lives sustainably.