A Blog About Living Deliberately
Sustaining The Good Life is a place to explore how modern men and women can live “The Good Life” in socially, environmentally, and financially responsible ways – ways that don’t harm other people, the planet, or their own financial and emotional well being. These ideas are inspired by the completely opposite influences that we’re barraged by every day courtesy of the advertising industry’s efforts to help corporations sell more McMansions, SUVs, luxury cars, designer clothing, glass phones that are obsolete in two years, and a whole host of other “goods”that may actually be “bads.” We’ll examine how our unending cycle of production and consumption leaves swaths of environmental destruction, social disenfranchisement, indebtedness, and dissatisfaction in its wake. Yes, this view of our situation is austere, but it doesn’t have to be.
Here at Sustaining The Good Life, we explore people of all walks of life who are living differently and deliberately, the ways that people are escaping the produce and consume economy, and practical approaches for reducing our collective environmental footprints and gaining financial independence from a work and spend cycle. This movement is a cultural game changer, and one that has been building for years with numerous books and blogs like “Your Money Or Your Life,” “Affluenza,” www.millionairemommynextdoor.com, www.earlyretirementextreme.com, and www.mrmoneymustache.com. We’ll take ideas from Seneca, the bloggers mentioned above, legendary investor John Bogle, and others to chart a course through a sea of marketing messages on overdrive.
Join us as we take a journey of environmental, social, and financial awareness to take back control of our lives. Let’s change the way we think about money, work, housing, transportation, travel, and every other aspect of our modern lives. Let’s do it like the survival of our species, and every other species on this planet, depends upon it!