True freedom comes from exercising autonomy over our lives. The consumer culture discourages us from thinking for ourselves, preferring that we adopt the cultural story about how to live.
Our challenge is to detach ourselves from the cultural story and look at the illusions surrounding freedom and choice.
- Has the use of credit given you freedom or put you in bondage?
- Is it an either/or question?
- If it’s “both/and,” what makes the difference?
It’s something worth thinking about if we want to make our own lives.
Reference chapter: “Power and Money” in Conscious Spending. Conscious Life.