Thinkpiece: Objectifying the Objects

Guest article

We need to see a bag as a bag.
And we need so badly to see a person as a person.

Since we engaged in mass production, we are coming down the hill.
We should discuss what we feel when, exiting the mall, we find a homeless person lying next to the door.
Is there a feeling?
Do we feel sorry for that person? Culpability?
Is there an emotion? What happens in our head when we see the homeless?

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Soul Talk: Zero Waste with Bea Johnson

Each German produces around 100 Kilograms of garbage a year. Each discounter disposes of around 45 kilograms of edible food every day. We don’t intend to preach a sermon, we all know that we have to change something. Especially in Berlin, a strong movement in a sustainable Lifestyle is emerging: Green Markets, Second Hand Clothes and refill, plastic-free Shops.
But what about the rest of the world? We met Be a Johnson. Bea and her family live in San Francisco and only dispose of one hand(!) of garbage a year. In the meantime she has already convinced thousands on Television, as a Speaker and published several books.
She and her method is unique! How can this work? We thought. She told us everything!

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