I think we agree..I agree with the comment about how we shouldn't have to renew possessions every year or two for no good reason (except that the old ones often fall apart because of planned obsolescence due, in large part, to unsound money). Not with the "more natural" way of life bit, though. A "natural way of life" is a very wasteful way of life - we need very "unnatural" lives for billions of people to survive well. Of course, fewer people is the other way, but even if that's feasible, it'll take several decades to centuries.
That is, in a way, what you are saying with regard to knowledge and skills - knowledge and skills are what enable us to live "unnaturally".
i will simply replace ''Natural'' with ''sustainable''
I often type out loud, without being aware that sometimes what I mean to express and what I say can easily be interpreted in a number of ways...aperbag: