Chairs are a Health Hazard!

In the pre-industrial age, and certainly in the paleolithic times, we sat on the ground or at best on a log.  Chairs were non-existent until just a few thousand years ago. Even after that it continued to be only rare except among the nobility and royalty in pre-industrial times. 

Chairs have made us Frail

We are Natural Beings ideally fit for the Natural Environment

Over Time More Things are thought to be Essentials

“By necessaries I understand not only the commodities which are indispensably necessary for the support of life, but what ever the custom of the country renders it indecent for creditable people, even the lowest order, to be without. A linen shirt, for example, is, strictly speaking, not a necessary of life. The Greeks and Romans lived, I suppose, very comfortably, though they had no linen. But in present times … a creditable day-laborer would be ashamed to appear in public without a linen shirt … Custom … has rendered leather shoes a necessary of life in England. The poorest creditable person of either sex would be ashamed to appear in public without them.

The Wealth of Nations

Rethink Everything

This means we need to re-think everything that we’ve grown accustomed to thinking is right for us. I’ve made the same point about air conditioning, and even about the use of utensils, dressers, garages, televisions and the sizes of our homes. The point then is to draw a line in the sand for yourself so that you can decide what is truly necessary and which purchases are instead a matter of just mindless spending and keeping up with Joneses or arbitrary societal standards. 


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