1 November 2018
Living in the United States, we often tend to forget about the bigger issues that other
countries are dealing with. Since we directly don’t see the extreme effects that hurting our
environment can have on where we live. In the video “Story of Stuff” the narrator explains the
bigger picture on how the “stuff” we buy has detrimental effects on cultures, societies,
economies, and the environment.
At each step, of the the material economy, humans have a tendency to exploit the
resources. Companies just in the United States take upto to 30% of the natural resources, and the
government doesn’t do much to regulate these systems, because it is the big corporations that
help boost up the country's economy that which in turn helps the government. What we fail to
see is the effects using all these resources has on the people living in the area and the land.
I believe it's a cycle, and all interrelated with how much a person is able to buy, spend
money and how much of a say they get on how resources are used. The people who live in the
forests and mountains in the third world, (where most of these...