|Re: Environmental Sensitivity piece||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah (welcomeolympus.net)|
|Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 16:45:31 -0700 (PDT)|
> Thomas Lofft said: >> The woman responded, "Actually, our generation didn't have the >> green thing in its day or didn't call it 'green'. We reused >> everything,..Children of the great depression are in their 80's, todays >> young folk have parents who are boomers. You really need to update this to >> something more accurate. > > A respondent wrote > Dude, that's 20 years out of date. You are right that some of today's 40 yr olds haven't lived the frugal lifestyle, but I feel you overstate it: I'm in my 60s and re-use and re-purpose many things to this day. A plastic bucket or two are my shopping bags-- they never wear out, don't leak, and are easy to carry. I mend tears, and darn wool socks. I can, freeze, and dry food, and grow food. I use an "old" computer, "old" camera, landline phone, and have no need for a microwave, dishwasher, VCR or TV. And for what it's worth, my 28 year old daughter and her family (5 of them) live without electricity, have 2 enclosed rooms and a roofed porch, use an outhouse, a cold-water kitchen, and buy most of their stuff second hand. It's risky to make broad generalizations. I think the point of the original post wasn't to do with anyone's age, but the spectrum of approaches to material things. I enjoyed reading it. Maraiah Lynn Nadeau RoseWind Cohousing, Port Townsend WA where I just came up from the garden with broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, beets, kale, peas and strawberries....
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