As time goes on, the choice to go “green” in overall lifestyle continues to become more and more popular. A large goal that remains consistent is to develop a lifestyle catered toward living without using up natural resources. The goal to live in an efficient manner has immensely positive connotations toward the environment, and can provide multiple benefits on an individual level as well.
Self-sustenance advocates a life in search of happiness free of material dependency. It highlights a more genuine happiness that is provided by things that aren’t purchased, and family values often see a major rise when adapting to a self-sustaining lifestyle. Casting out the quest for material things to increase happiness, concentration is then focused more on the important things in life.
Generally, the primary reason people make the choice to live self-sufficiently are the financial benefits. The school of thought behind this is that the less one needs, the less one needs to purchase. In cutting down this consumption, there will be less money spent on both material items, as well as things that may be unnecessary.
Making the greener choice is also a great way to take advantage of a multitude of nutritional benefits that self-sufficient living provides. Growing your own crops, fruits, and veggies can help immensely in living simple and self-sustained. This can help to cut costs, as well as prevent pesticides and other chemical influences on the food being ingested. There have been multiple cases in the past of chemicals, pesticides, nitrosamines and even asbestos exposure.
Taking even small steps towards simplifying individual lifestyles can help make strides toward reducing over consumption and over-usage; reducing pollution and other environmental dangers. Spreading general knowledge and the benefits of this lifestyle hopefully will continue to make it more popular throughout the future. These recent trends towards going green, and taking part in simple and sustainable lifestyles are becoming more and more popular and with good reason. There’s so many benefits that it’s hard to not at least make an attempt to try some of the methods and ways of life that positive contribute towards the environment. With the rising trends of over-consumption in the not-too-distant past, the change towards self-sufficient simplicity is a gladly received movement.
Thank you for your post Ryan.