Good for the Environment

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Assume for just a moment you have one of those mothers that does all the work around the house for you. Every morning when you wake up she makes your bed and the kitchen is spotless no matter what the family ate for dinner the night before.

If that was the case, how would you show the most respect and honor to your mother? Would you best bring her honor by pulling out every toy and making as large a mess as possible for her to clean? Or would you bring her honor by keeping things clean, by putting your own toys away, and keeping the room as close to perfection as possible? The second one of course. You would bring honor to her by sustaining the perfection that she desires for you as much as possible.

That’s how I look at the environment. If it started in a state of perfection, we would most honor it by taking as much care of the environment as we can. The less we consume, the less damage we do to the environment. And that benefits everyone.

Joshua Becker

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Writer. Inspiring others to live more by owning less.
Bestselling author of Simplify & Clutterfree with Kids.

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  1. says

    love your blog. i am starting with wordpress.com and as a new blogger, it’s intimidating to say the least.
    what should i do? i love the simplicity of your site and would like one as simple also.
    thank you and keep up the good work!

  2. Mary Spraitzar says

    I appreciate so much of what your blog communicates and this one really struck a cord with me. Thanks for sharing the ideas that minimalizing is actually maximalizing what we have, and what we are lent for a time.

  3. says

    Joshua, I agree this is an excellent reason. However, I would take issue with the phrase “rule over.” To me God put us here as caretakers of the Earth and everything on it. To claim we “rule over” it too easily leads to permission to defile it: clear cut forests, blow up mountains for mining, contaminate water with chemicals from factories, etc. Just a thought. LOVE the site.

  4. di says

    I’ve always been such a mother. My home is meticulous, but the people I live with are not. It’s hard to change old habits and human nature.

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