Over Consumption

The same negative patterns of behaviour that destroy individuals can also be recognized in the mass behaviour of entire societies. Chronic disorders such as “social traps” and “societal addictions” plague humanity. Though offering short-term boosts and rewards, these afflictions lead to an increasingly problematic and unsustainable future. Consider society’s entrenched addiction to over-consumption—doggedly powered by fossil fuels and hyperactively whipped onward by a “growth at all costs” mythology. Can therapies successful at the individual level work at the societal level, curing the mass human madness? Knowing bhakti-yoga can do this is what drives me.
Artwork credit to Steve Cutts.

Devamrita Swami