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And it obviously does.
There's a part of that which appeals to me - the paring back of the unnecessary, simplifying, actually thinking about what I own. Getting rid of stuff is cathartic and I love seeing people shed their consumerist baggage and feel themselves emerge lighter from it. Since I am embarking on a shopping moratorium, I've decided to focus on using and appreciating the stuff I have rather than buying more. Belts will be tightened.
This is one I'm working on now: How Children Fail, by John Holt:
How Children Learn which I found a thought provoking read a few months back about our prevailing attitudes toward education and schooling and how, by forcing children to develop strategies to 'learn to test' rather than fostering their natural curiosity and will to learn, we do them a disservice.
*and they don't pay their taxes. quitting them is a decision I can feel good about.
**I'm linking to Foyles, legendary independent bookstore, as I whiled away stupid amounts of time in the massive flagship Charing Cross Road shop as a student and love it still.