''Consume less, create more'' has been one of my recent mottos - my goal in life is to be fully self-sustainable and live completely off the grid. No bills, no shopping, no artificial units of exchange. Solar powered house, hydroponic garden for year-round veggies, local spring water and maybe a couple llamas. To keep me company.
When paper currency becomes as worthless as toilet paper, I'll be all set! :D
The universe is conscious in a way that we can never truly understand. It is engaged in a search for meaning. So it breaks itself apart, investing its own consciousness in every form of life. We are the universe trying to understand itself.