MY STUFF is a movie with a simple idea, a minimal budget and a troubled young man with a camera......that has suddenly gone viral.
It touches a chord. It makes us laugh. It makes us rethink: How much does being happy depend on having lots of stuff?
Petri 26 from Finland has everything he needs and more; his flat is full but his heart is empty. An existential crisis is looming.How can his happiness feel so fragile when he has so much?
Petri decides to place everything he has in storage...Yes, everything... with two rules to follow for his year long experiment: Recover one item per day and do not buy anything new. Stark naked he starts filming a record of his adventure. Hilarious but true!
The film is a light, loving tho often profound look at what we depend on and how much of that we really need to be happy; how it feels to manage with so little that having first one sock and the next day the other, becomes a thrill..
For us normal folk, Petri’s plan seems extreme although often strangely appealing. Upgrading our lifestyle to a more sustainable level doesn’t have to involve a radical reduction of all our comforts. We can still make a positive impact with a smaller degree of effort. Allowing for changes in our lifestyle will reward us with new experiences.
Let’s find out if consuming less and keeping it simple not only considers our Earth but also gives us more of the feel good stuff we call 'happiness'