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Waste not, want not

Proverbs 30: 21-22

  "21 For three [things] the earth is perturbed, Yes, for four it cannot bear up: 22 For a servant when he reigns, A fool when he is filled with food”

When a fool is filled with food, the earth is perturbed because a fool will not continue to work the ground after he has received his fill in that moment. The fool will have no forethought and therefore not engage in any type of preparation in terms of tilling, plowing, harvesting, etc. Thus, the excess yield from the earth will be wasted and there will be no room for fresh crops. This will make the earth quake and be disquieted. In terms of a consumer or industrial society, the earth will still quake when the fool is filled however the picture is slightly skewed. In a society where there is little agricultural activity and aggressive consumerism, the fool will take what he needs to fill his belly at the time and waste what is left. This can be seen in the way he purchases and consumes everything from food to products. He will leave whatever is unused to waste so that when he is in need again for the item, he must purchase new. The earth will be unsettled and disquieted due to the massive heaps of waste both discarded by the fool and produced during the creation of the replacement products. 

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