Affluenza

ts eliot

When your life closes…

“How much of your story will be about moments of clarity and grace, kindness and caring? … [or will you appear as] a tiny cartoon figure, darting frantically among mountains of stuff?” pg.247

We have a responsibility to think about how much we consume, especially in relation to the rest of the World.

 

Affluenza, n. a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more. 

 

Affluenza is a PBS documentary film and a book:

Watch the 1 hour documentary online here.

Check out the teacher’s guides from grade 5- high school. There are ten lessons with video clips and discussion guides for all subject areas.

Here is a link with 100 ways to break away from affluenza.

affluenza book

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