English one paper: Asking How Much is enough

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English one In the article, “Asking How Much is enough”, Alan Durning states, “Consumption has become a central pillar of life in industrial lands, and is even embedded in social values.” In his analysis he finds that people who have acquired more wealth aren’t happier than ones who are considered poor. He notes that the amounts of products people consume today are significantly higher than what their parents and grandparents consumed in the past. After reading this article and analyzing my own consumption, I’ve realized that I can’t objectively analyze if my consumption is high or low. There are two aspects of consumption, consuming products which then result in consuming a significant amount of environmental resources for example printing a 20 page article off the internet results in an environmental consequence because paper comes from trees. The climate for consumption is exceptionally oversaturated. Comparing
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  • Spring '14
  • JoanDonigan
  • English, Thought, Natural environment, $30.00, 90 pounds

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