I just watched a video called "The Story of the stuff" with Annie Leonard http://www.storyofstuff.com/
This video exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.
This video is done very well, which impresses and attracts attention. Even the idea of pictures and drawings is good because it focuses attention on the important issues of this video. I think in this fast-paced world, this world of consumerism in which people run run run, work work work, it is right to spend at least 20 minutes of our time and stop and reflect on the serious environmental and social impact due to increased industrial production and economic development on our planet. Among such is the changing climate conditions, endangered animals, the increase in cancer and allergies. Not just recycle, is not enough,each of us must take to heart the problem, understand and realize that if you continue in this way the planet and we will die with it.
But it is also true that now it is very difficult to change this mechanism, it's all about consumerism. Our society is accustomed to spend, buy for the simple sake of it and not for a real need. The current fashion is to go shopping. I have often bought many shoes or clothes even if I did not really need, I got influenced by major advertising on television or seen some of my friends that they had to follow the fashion of the moment and not be back. Actually I own so many clothes that I do not wear and that will be thrown.
I have often thought would make me happy to shop, this is wrong. It would be much better to speak with a friend or go for a walk in nature or do sports.
In this video I was very impressed by the fact that people often go shopping to feel happier.The fact of owning a physical asset that makes us happy, this is very sad.