Extravagance of desire is the fundamental cause which has led the world into its present predicament.
Fast rather than slow, more rather than less- this flashy “development” is linked directly to society’s impending collapse. It has only served to separate man from nature. Humanity must stop indulging the desire for material possessions and personal gain and move instead toward spiritual awareness.
– Masanobu Fukuoka, The One Straw Revolution