Positively Revolting on 12-02-11 Guest John de Graaf, Director of Take Back Your Time
What is more important than your life and happiness? What can you do to take back your time?
Ani and Lyn talk with author John de Graaf about the sad state of Americans over-working, even though many are under paid, or unemployed. As people find a void of interconnectedness and meaning in their lives, they seek to fill it with more and more things, growing busier and busier to keep up with an unsustainable cycle.
Workers in the US work longer hours than their European counterparts. People with no time often feel disengaged from civic life, and personal enjoyment. For example, the super busy rely on fast food over real food eaten with friends and family.
Please join our discussion with John de Graaf, as we explore how one can free themselves from the hectic hamster wheel consumerism and busyness.
John de Graaf is the Director of Take Back Your Time and outreach director of The Happiness Initiative. He is a documentary filmaker and the co-author of Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic and the newly-released, What's the Economy For, Anyway?: Why It's Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness