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Rethinking my genetic Neanderthal urge to accumulate

material things
A thought while biking to the gym 24 hours ago. So i dictated while peddling. The last three words above should read maybe in decades. Siri, the wind, my voice…gets discombobulated sometimes.

 

We spend decades of our life accumulating things. probably some sort of Neanderthal survival DNA still in our genes.

You know, have a surplus in case we have a bad day of hunting or gathering.

But our distant ancestors never had the infinite choices we have now.

So we overdo the collecting and accumulating.

i’m convinced there comes a time when we need to reverse the process.

Also convinced we may go an entire lifetime and never realize this.

Been shedding for at least a decade.

 

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If less is more, why do i have more?

less is more
Less equals more. Photo: yesterday, serendipitously on social media.

 

If less is more, why do i have more?

Want to be happier?

Have less stuff.

How does this apply to our mental attitude?

Have fewer go-to responses to life’s constantly changing scenarios.

Limit your outlook and your responses to a few essentials (and no more):

  • Gratitude
  • Optimism
  • Compassion
  • Decency

Go.

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