The Interplay of Abundance and Growth

Journalist Thom Hartmann states that we need a certain subsistence level of provision to feel happy, but above a certain point, having more stuff does not increase our bliss. Research by Ravi Mehta shows that perceived scarcity of goods can make us use products in more creative ways. When does an awareness of abundance allow us freedom to develop and when does a sense of shortage push us to grow?

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