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Well it sure seems like summer is finally here in the Seattle area, and that is a good thing. Life is busy as ever, and so I have not been very diligent in getting posts made to my blog. So it goes.

Today I wanted to bring to your attention a group that is working on awareness of consumerism, and the cycle that goods go through before and after we purchase them. If you are already sick of this subject, then by all means skip the rest of this article.

The group is know as the Story of Stuff Project. They have a great 20 minute video on the homepage of their website (http://www.storyofstuff.com/) which goes over the basics, and other articles/videos that expand on that. It is thought provoking to me, as consuming is one of the subjects I think about often. How do I teach my children to be responsible consumers and to purchase only goods that they need? How do I impart the importance of recycling and reusing (and also purchasing used items and clothes)? Of course starting out early with them so that is the foundation on which other practices and ideologies are laid on top of is certainly a start. Modeling the behavior I want out of my children is also another way, and I feel like a do a decent job of that. Yet I feel like there is probably more that can be done, and so I continue to mull this over in my mind.

So today's post is really to try and prompt you into that same process of questioning your decision making process around purchasing and consuming. What stuff will you use for a long time, versus those that you will use once and throw away (or take to the thrift store)? Not purchasing that item initially is an even better plan since it will be an extra dollar in your pocket, and will not support the consumer model. In a very direct way, this is one type of voting with your dollars... since each purchase you make is a choice to support the industry/practices/process that brings you that item.

It certainly is something to think about.

Cheers,

Mark Pearlscott
Licensed Massage Practitioner (License MA00012592)
Treatment Massage - Seattle Massage Therapy and Structural Bodywork for Injury Rehabilitation/Treatment and Pain Relief
4500 9th Ave NE, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105
206-234-9929

All material copyright 1999 - 2017
by Mark Pearlscott and Treatment Massage.

Treatment Massage - The Injury and Pain Relief Clinic
4500 9th Avenue NE, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105
All material copyright 1999 - 2017
by Mark Pearlscott and Treatment Massage.

Treatment Massage - The Injury and Pain Relief Clinic
4500 9th Avenue NE, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98105