Monday, April 29, 2013

RESEARCH RELATED ESSAY: VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY



There is a trend in the current climate to turn away from the popular raison d’être of consumerism and the dictates of the free market economy and embrace a simpler life. This view of life, termed voluntary simplicity, has long had its followers especially during the current financial crisis and rises in the levels of unemployment. Voluntary simplicity is a philosophy or a view of life that embraces frugality, the lack of wastefulness and the shop until you drop philosophy believing that it leads to a happier and more fulfilling life. Research the topic and write an essay; it is up to you to decide what kind of essay. One suggestion would be describing what exactly voluntary simplicity is and the stating your opinions on the trend rather like a reaction essay. Consider the links below and any others you wish listen and annotate. A word of warning: complete your research before setting about writing for maximum benefit.
Reading
2.       Why we choose voluntary simplicity? That very ordinary life and There is no one way to do simple living right. http://www.choosingvoluntarysimplicity.com/
3.       What is voluntary simplicity? http://www.simplesandiego.org/pages/what_is_vs.html
Listening
1.       Voluntary simplicity: the poetic alternative to consumer culture.
2.       Voluntary simplicity: Simple living today; text and video: http://www.simple-living-today.com/voluntarysimplicity.html
3.       Voluntary simplicity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVLQGwJqJf4
4.       Adventures in voluntary simplicity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxM9L-Q-b5A

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