Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Our Superabundance

"We don’t need to increase our goods nearly as much as we need to scale down our wants. Not wanting something is as good as possessing it." ~ Donald Horban

"In most [Third World] countries… a good wage is $1 to $3 a day. While much of the world is concerned mainly about where its next meal is coming from, affluent North Americans spend most of their wages and waking moments planning unnecessary purchases… In light of the superabundance you enjoy here, what do you think is your minimal responsibility to the untold millions of lost and suffering in the Two-Thirds World?" ~ K.P. Yohannan

Truth is, if you own a home and have a variety of clothes, you are in the top 5% of the richest people in the world.

What is my minimal responsibility?? The haunting question that MUST be asked. Of myself.