The latest issue of The Atlantic has an article about the fact that Americans (and by extension the rest of the affluent world), are finally waking up to the fact that the accumulation of stuff is not the be-all and end-all of life. I’m not so sure it will last though. Human nature is such that as soon as we become comfortable again, we automatically become complacent, unless there is a conscious surrendering and conviction that our previous way of life really did not work. My personal view is that this can only come when we realise we need a power outside of ourselves to guide us through life and put us on the straight and narrow.
Check out the article here.