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I AM: Lessons from Tom Shadyac on Happiness

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I couldn’t agree more with this quote from Joanna at Planetsave in her story about the new documentary, I AM:

A tree doesn’t take more than it needs, and neither should people. We live in giant mansions and drive hummers to prove to a culture that we are worthy. In contrast to that, we only need a bicycle to go to the grocery store or a home that doesn’t have more rooms than you possibly need. When we follow what we are truly passionate about, we not only live happier lives, we also leave behind a more natural world.

Don’t you love the idea of just being who you are and not worrying so much about conforming to what society and marketers think we need to own, wear, and look like in order to be happy?

Read more on Why Tom Shadyac Left His 17,000 sq ft Mansion to Move into a 1000 sq ft Mobile Home and check out the trailer for I AM on our sister site, Planetsave.

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by carbonnyc

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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