Josh Martin

Know What Year Was the Greatest?
Know What Year Was the Greatest?

Do you recall the 1970′s? Australian researchers say they’ve found that 1978 was the year that the world’s quality of life peaked! To find this, researchers took into account various economic, lifestyle-related and ecological factors to determine the social and economic progress of the world. The study analyzed data from between 1950 and 2003 and followed 17 countries to come to their conclusion. The study noted that in order to enjoy a “desirable and sustainable future we need to rapidly shift our policy away from maximizing production and consumption and towards improving genuine human well-being.” Yes! When are we going to realize that it’s not how much we have that improves our quality of life! More of everything isn’t always better. You get to a point where the more you produce the worse off things get. Just take a look at our food system and farming. It used to be that small family farms were the norm, producing quality food. Now we have gigantic factory farms and CAFO’s churning out more food than ever before and what do we hear about….mistreatment of animals, sick and dying animals, salmonella outbreaks, etc. I could go on but you get the picture. QUALITY not QUANTITY is key! Some disco and bell-bottoms couldn’t hurt either.

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