NEW YEAR'S FORUM: ManifestA’s Amy Richards Urges Us to Align Resolutions with Practices

January 6, 2009 posted by admin Sadly, Osama bin Laden might have won. He launched an attack against the United States based on our gross materialism. Certainly his tactics countered his message (or at least made them untenable), but with the current US structure faltering, our obsession with capitalism is being challenged. It's easy to blame the Madoffs and the investment bankers of the world, but if we believe that change trickles up, problems do, too. I am resolving to want less (which is entirely different from wanting nothing, I am far from a martyr) -- but more so to stop believing that my things are what define me. If I morally believe that what we do matters then it has to start with what I do; each of us simply asking ourselves to live more in line with what we believe is likely to add up to a much bigger statement. --Amy Richards is the author of Opting In: Having a Child Without Losing Yourself.  She also co-authored with Jennifer Baumgardner Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism and ManifestA: Young Women Feminism and the FutureThis post is part of a forum

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