The Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness is a documentary by Helena Norberg-Hodge. It is an all-encompassing film for me that shines a bright light on how to deal with the climate crisis.  It has much more to say about how we live than just let’s not burn fossil fuels anymore.  Helena comes to visit a village in Tibet, and over the course of some 35 years, witnesses a way of life that is rich and very different from the Western world she knows.  She sees the transformation after the Pepsi truck comes to town in the form of consumerism.  What was once a vibrant people proud of their song, dress, and way of life is destroyed by the consumer economy.  It is a film well worth watching.

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