Consumerism is robbing society of meaning

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Opinion

March 1, 2019 - 3:23 PM

I have some friends who are retired and live in a little cabin in southeast Colorado. Their cabin has the bare necessities and lots of musical instruments. They have some chickens. They live less than 30 minutes from Great Sand Dunes National Park and even fewer minutes from some natural hot springs. 

They host music nights on Sundays. All of the friends that they have made over the last few years gather at their home for soup and an evening of music made with every stringed instrument you can imagine, bells, drums, and singing. Some songs are made up on the spot, some have been written down and are practiced. Their little dog howls if the singing isn’t to his liking. They have started doing shows at the little coffee shop in the town that is about 30 minutes away.

They live a minimalist life. They don’t have many material possessions. Only the most important things stay. If you ask them, they’ll say, “We have more than most rich people. We have enough.”

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