These are some great
Where I'm at, it's like a fence. Just where I happened to end up. One foot dangling amongst "entitlement" people. The other on just the opposite side of the fence, dangling amongst wealth, "producers" but to an extreme effect. They're still not quite getting the bigger picture.
These conversations, the way you're doing is, is spot on! Masters of the trade and builders! People that follow end up being the winners, succeeding both financially as well as Soulful, in Spirit. Not to mention the wealth of information gained, going through it which could easily be endorsed as a book
Me, I use and reuse just about everything. Those nets onions and oranges come in, I ball them up and use them as scratchless scouring pads. Eggs, when I buy them, I get only the cardboard containers and use them as seedling starting containers that can go right into the ground and further compost which feeds the plant as well.
Produce, say I need some green onions. I cut off the bottoms (the roots) and plant them in some potting soil. They make real onions if you let them grow long enough. I can't remember the last time I purchased onions. If you catch them early on, you can use the early sprouts as chives.