We’re brainwashed and addicted to our stuff,
Induced to feel we never have enough,
When what we need to do is simplify
Our lives, reduce our needs and only buy
The true necessities: good goods that last,
Not bought in emulous fear of being out-classed
Or motivated by unseemly greed:
Goods only meant to serve a vital need.
Why not indulge? Why not acquire and splurge
If you’ve the means to gratify each urge?
Because the Earth cannot supply demands
Of bursting populations in all lands
With unchecked motivation to consume:
For that way lies this glorious planet’s doom.