Thursday, we’re talking about your “stuff” and whether it makes you happy. The writer and futurist James Wallman says that over the 20th century we moved from a problem of scarcity to a problem of “stuffocation.” It’s that overwhelmed feeling when you open your bursting closet or walk into a room stacked with belongings. Wallman argues that we’re reaching a tipping point though, and he joins Doug to explain how more people are focusing on what they do rather than what they have to bring them joy.
James Wallman is a writer, journalist and futurist. His book is called Stuffocation: How We've Had Enough of Stuff and Need Experience More Than Ever [Indiebound|Amazon]. You can also visit him at stuffocation.org