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.

“For me, being a Postconsumer means understanding the impact my lifestyle has beyond my street. From purchasing fair trade products to repurposing what I already own, I can make mindful choices.”

TELL US! How much is enough to be satisfied?

Here's our latest poll question. If the mantra of consumerism states "More is never enough," we at Postconsumers seek "the satisfaction of enough." Each of us (rather than the media) defines it for ourselves. Which of the following best defines it for you?

Not a scientific survey