Let it begin with me
If everyone on the planet lived the lifestyle of a typical resident in “developed”, affluent countries, it is estimated we would need 4 to 5 Earths to support us. ² Modern economy encourages us to be passive consumers, reliant on a chain of supply for all our needs and wants to be met, estranged from the consequences of our choices. Similarly a culture which encourages reliance on services and delights in apportioning blame when mistakes are made, fosters a non-active dependence, and a tendency towards a disempowering victim mentality.
² Leonard, A. (2010) The Story of Stuff, Free Press, New York or www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-stuff