We use things to hide who we are. But we also use them to show who we are.
Things are signals to others, which make them inherently social. If we need to change unsustainable consumption, what do we need to change at our core?
The things we spent money on--put on our bodies, in our homes--are so central to our identities.
Tell Us Your Story
We're told that wealth, stuff, travel create well-being. But what creates well-being is available to everyone.
It's about ideals. It's about framing.
In a throwaway culture, you dump something you don't want. But that transfers to relationships, to people.