I have said often that Living Simple requires a complete shift in the way one thinks. I’m sticking to that statement. I really believe there are a great many people who have no desire to live simply. I also believe there are a great many out there who might consider it but are reluctant because it would require a major change in lifestyle, and they are comfortable with their lifestyle.
I get it! I really do! I make no judgment about those who could care less about living simple. I really don’t; it makes no difference to me one way or the other if people completely ignore my rantings about a simpler lifestyle. Live and let live!
I have one follower on my writing site….HubPages…..who always fires back reasons why she doesn’t want to live simply, and how she has worked hard for her lifestyle and she deserves it….and I’m in complete agreement! She has worked hard, she has paid her dues, and if she wants to buy things and live big, then bless her!
I, however, do not, and for several reasons.
One, I think the economy is going down the toilet, and the election that is happening today is not going to stave off the inevitable, which is a worsening of the economic picture not only in the United States but worldwide.
Two, I am happy with less! My home and my mind have been de-cluttered and I have never been happier. Some people cannot understand how I can live without a television; I cannot understand how they can waste so much of their lives watching the boob tube. To each his own!
Some people cannot understand how I can go entire weeks without driving a car. I don’t find it amazing at all.
Some people will say they are too busy to grow their own vegetables and to do their own repairs around the house. I say that’s exactly the point, you are too busy, and I have no desire to be that busy ever again.
So again, to each his own. I won’t judge you and please, don’t judge me. I am happy, and I wish you happiness as well.