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ERIC Number: EJ813748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1195-4353
Where Have We Strayed to? Exploring the Links between Ecology and the Way We Live
Dass, Nirmal
College Quarterly, v10 n1 p1-6 Win 2007
People often reason that since disasters facing them are potentially global, then the proper solutions must come from global structures, such as governments and multinationals. But such reasoning is inadequate. The answers are not to be found in the hazy otherness of corporate and political structures, which people are all-too-quick to imbue with qualities that they themselves possess and daily practice: greed, materialism, rampant, and blind consumerism. Most people have never really realized that they themselves were responsible for the actions of government and multinationals. In this article, the author discusses how men's eternal search for happiness and possession has caused damage to our ecology. He states that people must stop buying the way they do, stop living the way they do, and stop demanding the things they do, which are produced at great natural and social costs. It is only when one learns to abandon the equation of happiness with consumption and possession of material goods, he contends, that the rightful path of living in harmony with nature will be achieved. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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