Rebel against the present economic paradigm to increase personal prosperity.
The current economic paradigm demands that the individual works long hours, to buy products produced through the exploitation of people and nature, which they don’t need, which they throw away to pollute the environment. Makes no sense to me.
Food has recently been my target for being sustainable. For the last week I have switched to drinking only water. As I am so active the water is like drinking the liquid of paradise when I get dehydrated. All my body needs is water, nothing else, and I save a fortune by now no longer needing to buy the milkshakes, milk, soft drinks and other liquid junk.
My basic staples at the moment are eggs, bread and potatoes. The bread I buy at 25% of its original price if I manage to time my visit to the food markets well, when they reduce their excess food down for quick sale at the end of the day. Eggs I regret are caged hens, but that is how I get the price right down for 12 eggs. I get my potatoes from a potato trader two miles away, a large sack of potatoes I drag home on foot with great difficulty. In addition I get a healthy but low-cost form of butter for the bread and low-cost honey. I hit the supermarkets when they make food price reductions at the end of the day, and enjoy a random selection of purchases on whatever was on offer at the time. I believe my food bill has been slashed 75%.
My strategy is too extreme for most people, but ironically my body will be healthier for it, thus healthy body means happier person, and of course the savings means I am wealthier having cut 75% of my food bill. The present economic paradigm hates people like me.