Have you considered the possibility of living with the bare minimum but doing so literally – with no *indulgences we have been taught to seek? Under the obvious and imminent but still sweet pressure of time’s scheduled visit with us all? (*I bear no intent to a religious context here.)
Do we – as humanity at large and as its influential members – handle time, the only irreplaceable gift of living in the most befitting matter? What are the consequences of our related choices on humans on a large scale and on one person?