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|Last Edit Date||2018-07-02|
Sufficiency means :
The concept of “sufficiency” has emerged over the years in planning and development circles as well as transnational civil society movements as an alternative economic model to consumerism, and a necessary component of sustainable lifestyles. It is a philosophical ideal that offers the possibility of a higher quality of life while simultaneously reducing the human impact on the natural world. Sufficiency challenges the notion that if “some” is good, then “more” must be better; instead, it emphasises “enough-ness”. Sufficiency is not about sacrifice, denial, asceticism or doing without; it is about well-being and being well.
Based on Thomas Princen, The Logic of Sufficiency (2005) E. F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful 1973.