It is a mid life goal to learn how to live simply, so that others may simply live.
This is one of the toughest life lessons to reverse. Everything we see or hear in the media, tells us more is better.
I’m teaching our son that less is more, not more is better.
Assets become liabilities. Seriously.
You get a nice car and then you worry about it being damaged or stolen. We live where most people drive upscale vehicles.
I drive a 20-year old car and love that it starts every time the key turns. Over a year ago, it was damaged when I was a victim of road rage. I’m thankful to be alive.
Never fixed that front fender, a daily reminder of what’s important.
The joy of doing without is something I need help on everyday anyway.
“If I would be a young man again and had to decide how to make a living, I would not try to become a scientist or scholar or teacher. I would rather choose to be a plumber or a peddler in the hope to find that modest degree of independence still available under present circumstances”. — Albert Einstein
Meanwhile in my zip code, there’s a sea of upscale vehicles, yet the 1990 Toyota suites me perfectly.
There’s even a dinner-plate sized dent on the driver’s front fender. Was going to have it repaired until I realized how much that road-rage induced dent signified how lucky I am to still be alive.
In America, we are constantly tempted to keep up with the Joneses. Why? Because we are afraid of who we really are.
Would you rather be loved for who you’re not or hated for who you are?