As I’ve noted before, an amazing little discussion is going on every week at Phillips Brooks House in which the undergraduate community is invited together to eat pizza and ponder a BIG question. This closely mirrors the kind of community that we try to facilitate here at Cambridge Common, so I’m excited to offer this space as an extension of their work. This week’s BIG question(s) is:
HOW DO WE RECONCILE OUR SHOPPING CARTS WITH OUR CONSCIENCES?
– How much is too much or too little to spend on a gift for someone else? For yourself? (e.g., an article of clothing.)
– Can we as individual consumers make a significant difference in the world through our purchasing patterns?
– Why has the giving of material things come to so define the holiday season rather than other acts such as volunteering, charitable donations, etc?
So what do you think? Grab hold of one of the questions and share some thoughts, questions and/or wisdom!