The following quote is from my Foreword for Patrick Rhone’s most recent book, Enough:
Some folks decry the collateral damage wrought by progress. They pronounce a return to the earth, free of modernity’s inventions and values. They urge us to disconnect and unplug from the apparatus of technology. They say the only way forward is to go back.
On the opposite end of the spectrum you will find people who want to push the throttle of progress ahead to its logical extreme. They preach salvation through invention and technology. Consumption drives innovation, they tell us, and to embrace our human destiny as manufacturers and miners is proclaimed as a moral ideal.
Enough is another addition to a growing call for a sustainable-yet-progressive middle ground. Not only in terms of resource consumption, but all the more so in terms of our own attitudes, workloads, desires, and expectations.
You can learn more about the book at Patrick’s website. And…a big thanks to Patrick for the opportunity to write the foreword!