Too Much Or Too Little?

Does our society more frequently sufferer from the affliction of having too much, or from having too little?

Too much or too little what? That’s up to you.

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Too Much Or Too Little?

3 thoughts on “Too Much Or Too Little?”

  1. Too much for the US; too much for the Earth.

    I may provide commentary later. But for now, consider this:

    This is from The Guardian article on July 22, 2018: “Earth’s resources consumed in ever greater destructive volumes”

    “Humanity is devouring our planet’s resources in increasingly destructive volumes, according to a new study that reveals we have consumed a year’s worth of carbon, food, water, fibre, land and timber in a record 212 days.

    As a result, the Earth Overshoot Day – which marks the point at which consumption exceeds the capacity of nature to regenerate – has moved forward two days to 1 August, the earliest date ever recorded.

    To maintain our current appetite for resources, we would need the equivalent of 1.7 Earths, according to Global Footprint Network, an international research organisation that makes an annual assessment of how far humankind is falling into ecological debt.”

    And this is from Center for Sustainable Systems, University of Michigan. 2021. “U.S. Energy System Factsheet.” Pub. No. CSS03-11.:

    “With less than 5% of the world’s population, the U.S. consumes almost 16% of the world’s energy and accounts for 15% of world GDP. In comparison, the European Union has 6% of the world’s population, uses 4.2% of its energy, and accounts for 15% of its GDP, while China has 18% of the world’s population, consumes 20% of its energy, and accounts for 16% of its GDP.”

  2. I’m going to go with too little.

    Too little empathy and compassion for people not like us; too little concern about global warming and the consequences; too little willing to make a stand for what we believe in.

  3. I’ll say too much material stuff. Too much reliance on convenience which destroys the environment. Too little empathy, too little concern.

    Kids today have never had want. They have no concept of want. So they continue to want, and expect to get. No work ethic, no grit. No motivation. Too much want, too little effort.

    The world needs more love, more joy, more compassion.

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