By Mary Grigsby
An exploration of the voluntary simplicity circulation together with reviews from basic livers and a glance at classification, race, and gender during this move.
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The consumer class includes all households whose income per family member, per year, is above $7,500. The middle-income class includes those who earn between $700 and $7,500 per family member. The poor are those who earn less than $700 per family member per year. Durning asserts that the global middle-income group that consumes at signiﬁcantly lower levels than the global afﬂuent is the group that people should aspire to emulate because it represents a better model for those who truly care about environmental sustainability.
This means redeﬁning work and realizing that ﬁnding “right livelihood” through waged work is not likely. So what they recommend is: “When at your paid job you can value your life energy by working efﬁciently, diligently, intelligently and for the highest remuneration possible. When doing the rest of your work, you can value your life energy by working efﬁciently, diligently, intelligently and with the greatest degree of enthusiasm and love you have in you” (1992, 231). They believe that being fulﬁlled in a calling is rarely possible through waged work.
The list is endless, since the stuff of social transformation is identical with the stuff from which our daily lives are constructed. [W]e are each uniquely responsible for our actions and choices in this pivotal time in human evolution. There is no one who can take our place. We each weave a singular strand in the web of life. No one else can weave that strand for us. (1993a, 192–193) Elgin maintains there are three possible paths ahead of humanity. Humanity may face collapse caused by “perpetuating the status quo and running the biosphere into ruin” (189).
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