A very thoughtful essay. And it is TRUE.
Modern libs do not possess this faculty or, if they do, it's entirely misdirected.
Thanks for the post.
Good article. I think he covered a number of relevant points very well. In addition to showing a lack of appreciation for goods themselves, waste also demonstrates a lack of appreciation for the people who provided the goods and for those who have to dispose of the debris.
Sadly (separate point), more durable goods would make their way down the economic chain to those for whom repairing them is worthwhile if governments did not prevent these transactions, both internally and internationally.
What a fantastic article. Thanks so much for posting it.
etenim, iudices, cum omnibus virtutibus me adfectum esse cupio, tum nihil est quod malim quam me et esse gratum et videri. haec enim est una virtus non solum maxima sed etiam mater virtutum omnium reliquarum.
In truth, O judges, while I wish to be adorned with every virtue, yet there is nothing which I can esteem more highly than the being and appearing grateful. For this one virtue is not only the greatest, but is also the parent of all the other virtues.
“Without gratitude, there is no happiness.”
Amen to THAT!
I challenge everyone today to look at their lives and make a big old list of every BLESSING you have.
If you’re down and out, it’ll open your eyes. If you’re doing OK, it’ll humble you as to how LUCKY (and hardworking!) you are in this life. :)