Thursday, July 9, 2009

Bailing Out of Consumerism

Three years ago, Mike Foster had everything he thought he wanted: a thriving design business, a new, fully loaded Infinity G35 Sport Coupe, and a 3,100-square-foot home.

"I was living within the comfortable American dream," says the 38-year-old Corona, Calif., resident.

"But I was unsatisfied. It sounds terribly arrogant, but I began thinking, 'If this is all there is, I'm going to be really bored the rest of my life.'"

Mike grew up in California as a Christian and lived what he calls a simple, normal life. "But somewhere along the path, I was indoctrinated," he says.

"I bought into what the world tells us: 'Spending, buying and financing things that we can't afford is the path to happiness.' It simply isn't true."

In what Mike calls his "first act of rebellion against consumerism," he sold his sports car. Read the entire article.

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