I discovered a fantastic article about consuming/creating on The Art of Manliness blog. Feel free to make this about yourself whether or not you're a man!
- Consumerism offers so many choices that we fail to see that they all reside within a predetermined box.
- When you create instead of consume, your capacity for pleasure increases, as opposed to your need for it. Being a creator gives you a far more lasting and deeply satisfying happiness than consuming ever will.
- The problem with consumerism is that it heavily emphasizes choice, to the complete exclusion of the idea of living with that choice.
- [Another] problem with consumerism is that it satiates our discomfort with passing and superficial pleasures, distracting us from what that hunger is really calling out for.
- The act of creation shapes you as a man, refines your sensibilities, improves your strengths, hones your concentration, and builds your character. Passive consumption leaves you untouched and unchanged.
I'm so inspired right now!
Read the whole article here: Modern Maturity: Create More, Consume Less