I want to have a good life and I do enjoy driving my SUV, taking warm showers, traveling, hang gliding and enjoying gourmet foods, living in a house made from fresh timber.
If I need or want something, I will ask myself if it is worth the cost to the environment. Before I buy something, I'll ask myself alot of questions: Will I get enough out of something to justify the resources that were consumed in making and delivering the product? What about the financial expense? What is required to maintain the product? Will it last as long as I need it? How will it be disposed of? Do I really need
Another way that I try to minimize my negative impact is by considering the living things on the planet. I try not to needlessly harm. If a bug is going to sting me, aka a mosquito, I'll kill it cause it's either him or me (and one of my needs is not getting bitten by bugs.) Everyone does have to eat, so I will kill plants for food. But I strive for efficiency and eschew any kind of wasting. I won't cook or order more food than I need, and I feel guilty if anything goes bad or to waste. I believe in personal freedom, and I believe that the choices I make are disciplined, individual, everyday choices that lower my negative impact on the environment of the world.
it? How much happiness will it give me?