The Get Satisfied Book

From the outpouring of personal stories submitted, our editorial committee chose these twenty to represent the broadest possible spectrum of Americans who have found the satisfaction of enough. Foreword by Peter C. Whybrow, MD, author of American Mania: When More Is Not Enough.

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"[The Book] presents inspiring case studies...The message: If they can do it, so can you. It's about feeling satisfied, not deprived. About filling up, not emptying out."

Question: What does being a Postconsumer mean to you?

The answers below were submitted by individuals who’ve completed the Get Satisfied Interactive Handbook and who are well on their way to finding the satisfaction of enough. Add yours today!

Whether postconsumers decide to find satisfaction with a little or a lot, consumers cannot get satisfied at all. By definition, more is not enough in consumer society, so moving beyond it is the only way to end this stress on people and the planet.

“Becoming a postconsumer means to me that I am going to attempt to be less wasteful in all aspects of my life. Just buying less is only the beginning, the challenge is to 'spend' my time more wisely. That will be the real savings to me and my family. ”

TELL US! How does materialism most affect society?

Here's our latest poll question. Few would question that America is pretty materialistic. The bigger question is how it affects our core values. What do you think is its most important effect?

Not a scientific survey