At the Productivity Café we're always sending the message about being streamlined, right-sized, eliminating waste, and having a great life. Sometime that message is overt. Sometime it is sublime. Today I watched a video that brings the impact of not being these things into the spot light. I think it's a must-see. So, go here when you have 20 minutes: www.storyofstuff.com. Warning: this is a big dose of reality - - it can be overwhelming.
Here are a few things I learned while watching:
- A full 99% of things manufactured or created are 'in the dump' 6 months after the process began.
- The 4 major activities we engage in are: work, sleep, watch tv, shop.
- We get over 3,000 messages a day saying 'You're broken, we have the thing to fix you, buy it!'
- Those who are part of production are often paying the cost of getting the product to you by sacrificing health care, wages, and more. That's why a radio costs only $5.99.
Comment below with what impacts you!