Human Wrongs Watch

By Arin de Hoog

“You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life… Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.”– Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Photo: Greenpeace

Photo: Greenpeace

15 October 2015 (Greenpeace) – Many of us live in a world where happiness is the choice between 17 kinds of plastic-bottled water brands, even though the same water is coming out of our taps at home.

We purchase souvenirs that are made far away from the places that we bought them.

We’re charmed by trinkets and know that anything of value has been triple-wrapped in titanium strength packaging.

We feather our offices with post-it notes and take showers that last long after we’re clean.

We race down the aisles, an arm outstretched, sweeping stuff off shelves into shopping trolleys, only vaguely aware that more than a billion people worldwide don’t have access to basic things, like water and clothing.

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