Today we live in a world of globalisation and mass consumption. We, as a society, have internalised that happiness and abundance come hand in hand. As a result, we often find ourselves living in excess – wanting more, thinking bigger.
Transcendentalist philosophers share the idea that humans and nature are equal forces of the earth that should be living in harmony. Such concepts have long been expressed in writings, from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Henry David Thoreau. In more recent
(updated 23 September 2020) Few would disagree that we need a more sustainable world, where climate change is finally under control and the degradation of the environment is stopped. But as consumers, we feel helpless, caught in the vortex of