Practice saying, "I am acting out of my care for whatever," rather than "I need such and such"Â
Caring is what makes us human. Actions coming from our caring in key domains of life produce authentic and satisfying behavior. Needs beyond necessities are created from the cultural voice of the market. As the economists tell us–these needs are insatiable and so we will keep acquired things as long as we have the resources to do so. But the world is finite and incompatible with unlimited consumption. Green goods may be better than others, but cannot avoid this reality. More at John Ehrenfeld.
Marketplace is on a mission.
We believe Main Street matters as much as Wall Street, economic news is made relevant and real through human stories, and a touch of humor helps enliven topics you might typically find…well, dull.
Through the signature style that only Marketplace can deliver, we’re on a mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country—but we don’t do it alone. We count on listeners and readers like you to keep this public service free and accessible to all. Will you become a partner in our mission today?