Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
So, I suppose you agree that all humans should have access to the same living standard?

So, we give them the average living standard than average Europeans enjoy (from your words I assume that you do not agree that scaling down is needed, neither morally nor environmentally...)

3 billion cars (and the oil to go with it, plus the metals), Ipads, Playstation 3, flight vacations, ...

I suggest that maintaining the current standard of living is neither possible NOR desirable.

I remember playing checkers with my grandfather when I was a kid. I now have a Wii. Interestingly I derived more pleasure from playing checkers.

And what about learning a simple musical instrument instead of listening to the latest fad (mainstream or alternative)? Play it to your neighbours. Play it to yourself. In case of simple instruments you can even learn to build it yourself.

A completely different view of the world. On what fullfills life.

Less Prozac.

by cagatacos on Wed May 11th, 2011 at 10:01:44 AM EST
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