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.

“One word: freedom! The more I own, the more I'm responsible for. Having less things and living a simple life is so freeing. I'm so tired of being weighed down by my stuff!”

TELL US! What would you do with a million bucks?

Here's our latest poll question. Regardless of our take on consumerism, few of us would turn down a (legal) million-dollar windfall. Aside from paying off debt, which response comes closest to how you would handle it?

Not a scientific survey