Sunday, October 7, 2012

A friend of mine recently posted on an online forum:
Much as the ethic of more, bigger, faster dominates the workplace, so it has come to define the way we eat – with similar costs to our productivity and sustainability
This really made me stop and realize that this is so much a part of why I love living internationally. The excess here in the US in almost all things, when so many people can barely feed themselves and their family. The never-ending selection of useless items in the stores. The need to not just keep up with the Jones, but to be more successful than they are. It's just not who I want to be, and more importantly, it's not who I want Pooh to be either.

We have so many details to work out regarding moving, and I know it's not an immediate plan (well, unless we suddenly got handed the perfect opportunity), but such a large part of me knows that this is going to be a great move for us, even if we only go for short stints at a time. And, I have to be honest, I'm so looking forward to ordering meals with reasonable portion sizes and shopping from locals in places like this: