Isee your point, my first response was a little bit of a mixed bag. The essential congruent message I feel though is this,
Wheather ethics is included in a conversation about Abundance, is almost irrelevant. If you have a feeling to want abundance, be abundant, if not don't. But thinking about ethics and pursueing a wholly ethical abundance is problematic. Due to the lack of control you have beyond your own actions. So if pursueing abundance, ethics need only be considered to the extent you can control. Not saying turn a blind eye to everything else, but don't expect because you want everything to be ethical that it is going to be able to work that way.
Workers living on a dollar a day is not just a result of our consumersim, but also a result of their government officals allowing this to happen.
Another point on being abundant, why would you just look at how much of the tax revenue you generate goes to military? What about the portion that goes to schools, to provide shildren with education, the portion that goes to maintaining a safer society with police and firefighters or road maintenance. What about the additional spending abundance allows, where you can spend more travelling, you can offer a larger tip for excellent service, you can spend more on cultural things such as theatre, art, music, and the likes.
Abundence ultimately leads in both directions at the same time. Yes some results of abundance will be negative, but just as many good be positive. Just depends if you are willing to take the bad with the good, or if you say because there is bad things involved maybe i better forget all the good that can come as well.
@Roxyruby - I would say that you are thinking in the right direction, however maybe you don't really need to think in terms of everyone else. Think of Abundance as your answer to your question.
Abundance is not about buying everything you want. Abundance is about having all that you need to make your life and other peoples lifes better.
Is spending on something unecessary deliberate ignoring or ignoring of those in the world that could even be on the verge of death in favor of pleasure?
With true abundance this would not be a question, because you could do both. Spend on something unecessary, but not have to ignore helping someone that may be on the verge of death.
I am sorry if the next bit sounds harsh, however also consider that there are a huge number of people in the situation of near death every day. I would say the more abundance you create the better chance you can help any one of these people. But at the same time you don't want to be so busy helping everyone else that you do not first help yourself.
This is not me saying be greedy get abundance and waste all of it on frivolas extravegance, more so saying buy what you feel good buying and then direct the rest to the causes that you can help