Zdrojový dokument: Sborník prací Filozofické fakulty brněnské univerzity. G, Řada sociálněvědná. 1997, roč. 46, č. G39, s. -132
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The effective solution of environmental problems calls for changes in levels of consumption. Sociologists have described both moderation in households of high socio-economic status in affluent countries, and a type of modesty which cannot be a response to the experience of abundance. However, its essence is not the way of life of a traditional community. Sustainable living based on self-restraint could be considered to be a symptom of the summit of cultural evolution to date. Nevertheless, historical experience warns us against making too much of contemporary cases of moderation.