“The dominant power we live under is not democracy or some other noble ideal – it is consumerism! And we are constantly encouraged by this power to be dissatisfied with our present lives and circumstances. We are bombarded daily by messages which exhort us to desire and to buy more, and more and more. A spiritual renegade should not strive to become well adjusted in a society where the economy is powered by discontent. We’re going to have to fight the power if we want to be happy. We’re going to have to resist the siren song of consumer capitalism.” ~ Lama Marut, A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life.

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