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That's right-- crap. How much crap did you buy this year for the holidays-- wrapping paper, dumb gifts, decorations...? How much crap did you receive?
There's a way to evoke the true spirit of the holidays-- not the commercialized, consumer system version.
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One friend's 17 year old daughter put out the word- "don't wrap my presents." And she wrapped her presents in newspaper (soon to be an antique approach as newspapers become obsolete.)
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There are billions of dollars spent on worthless crap every holiday season.
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I'm feeling pretty good that this year I didn't wrap anything. I gave a lot of my presents before THE day or days.
Is it being a "grinch" if we aim to "kill" the commercial version of Christmas-- the commercialized, marketed, psych buying frenzy version of the holidays? I don't think so. Somehow, the grinch took over Christmas and managed to label shopping insanity a part of the holiday.
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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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