I recently heard someone say something that might seem obvious; living by your values makes you happier. I hadn’t really thought about it this way before though. Living by our values is extremely important and that’s probably also why I engage in issues concerning consumption; I have often felt, and still sometimes feel, that my way to consume doesn’t go hand in hand with my values. How do you feel about this?
Studying human rights means that I learn a lot about ethics and we talk about values in many ways:
The basic value of human beings and how to protect it.
Making decisions based on ethical values.
How to compromise between different values.
Living a life with fewer things, and trying not to buy stuff I don’t really use, is a way to live a life more in accordance with my values. Trying to consume in a more ethical way, by supporting a circular economy and sustainable brands for example, is also a way to do this. Being a perfect consumer is practically impossible though, which means that I often feel hypocritical. I get a lot of messages about this from you too, that you also feel pressure to be perfect. We shouldn’t be perfect though, right? Only by trying to make better decisions we change the norms regarding consumption - and that’s great!
This might be a bit of a confusing post, but I hope that you get what I’m trying to say. Trying to make better decisions and talking about these issues is great and makes a difference.
I wish you a wonderful Sunday!
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