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The story about too much stuff

The story about too much stuff

Remember Annie Leonard telling the Story of Stuff in 2007? For those who can’t remember: it was the famous movie about the materials economy, the fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. A story about the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues all connected to the things around us.

It was a great movie when in 2007 but now we are eight years later providing new ideas. Like the idea that owning things is not a matter of course. I’m not sure if this is the idea behind this new film from Dutch artist Dave Hakkens. Unknowingly it will have played a part I think.

Dave did what he wanted to do earlier, getting rid of the useless stuff in his life. He made a project of it with the script below as starting point. He asks those who also follow the same idea to make a photo and share it on the project page.

Dave:

People are made to be loved,
things are made to be used.
In or world people are being used
and products are being loved.

‘Getting rid of things’ is something I am working on lately. Why would you keep a closet full of books you don’t read anymore? Therefore I have brought them to a mini library recently. Giving it to a thrift store or charity is also a possibility which make it a fundraising alternative in the current sharing economy years.

h/t @sanderhermsen

The story about too much stuff

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