Sufficiency

As Gandhi said “The world has enough resources for everyone’s needs, but not everyones greed.”  The principle of sufficiency in incompatible with the principle of infinite wealth accumulation that defines the dominant economic system we exist within. Gisborne is blessed with a great climate, smart people and amazing historical, cultural and natural resources. Most people in the world would consider we live in paradise – most of us do not celebrate this enough. We need to have careful discussions about the future and what level of external influence we want to permit in this region. Do we have enough? Do we need any more? Can we become more self-sufficent and satisfied with less?

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