Culture: Consuming passions

By Rotary International From the May 2016 issue of The Rotarian
A friend recently said something to me that was shocking, maybe even a little subversive. She could afford to retire now, she said, because of this amazing reality: “I don’t need to buy anything more. I have everything I need.”
Was this America, home of the free parking with purchase and the brave doorbuster shoppers? The land whose fruited plains are dotted with storage lockers and Container Stores for all our excess stuff?
My friend maintained her love of country but held firm. She has enough clothes; her house is fully furnished. She is done. And, at… …read more

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