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Friday, June 13, 2008
The Story of Stuff Internet Video
Hi, I actually have something to blog about today. A good friend of mine sent me this interesting link to a little internet movie. Now my friend is herself unique. We were best friends in junior high and she use to have purple and red hair in the 80’s. She now lives with friends in Greenwich Village New York and is a movie set designer. Our views on many issues are very different now. I watched this little video and being the idealist that I am, I agreed with a lot of it. However, I did think it was alarmist, and not a real balanced picture. There are other sides to the story that weren’t told and the problem isn’t just simple consumerism. The economics involved are much more complex. I remember after 9/11 my husbands business died. he is in manufacturing and they went from having more work than they could handle to none overnight. That was a scary time, but the business did rebound in a few months. So I understand the need for people to go out and shop, go to restaurants etc after 9/11. I think I would have liked the video more if it wasn’t so alarmist and presented the other side of consumerism and how it effects the economy in a positive way. As idealistic as I am, I was bothered by the video because I felt slightly manipulated to follow a particular agenda without all the facts and didn’t feel that I got the whole story. I would like to find an informed response to this video. I would love to know what other people think. The Story of Stuff Link
Married to my college sweetheart for 27 years. I've been a Christian for close to 40+ years, but I am a new convert to the Catholic Church. I am a Stay at Home Mom and wife. I am a mom of 3 wonderful kiddos. A 24year old DD who has left the nest and is now married. A 26 year old blind, mentally handicapped, and autistic son, and another teenage son still at home. I am an Advocate for Children with Special Needs. I am a City Momma longing for the Country. Perpetual Optimist. Domestic Diva. I Love to Cook and I Love to Sew. Organizationally Challenged. A SHE (SHE=Sidetracked Home Executive)
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Ex- Special Ed Teacher,
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Today's Bible Readings
Why I'm Catholic: My Studies in Clearing up the Misconceptions that I had about the Catholic Church