I have written about this before and I’m sure you’ll hear it again; Living Simple is a philosophical movement more than anything else. It is about getting back to basics, not to be confused with frugal living or minimalism.
Much has been written about the good old days. In truth, there was some bad mixed in with the good old days, but what is not conjecture is that those days were much more about friends and family than what we see today. There was a feeling of community back in the 50’s and 60’s, a feeling of togetherness that is missing in today’s world.
Back then we had each other’s backs; you always knew that your neighbors were watching out for you. Children were safe in the neighborhoods, and people would stand outside and chat with each other.
Today I see an isolationist mentality. People don’t smile when passing each other on the streets. They clutch their purses and avert their eyes, in effect building up walls around them in a defensive tactic.
If we are truly one world and one humanity, then we have to reverse this trend, and the only way I know to do it is one person at a time. Try smiling when you pass someone on the street. Try getting to know your neighbors on a personal basis, rather than appearing like two ships passing in the night.
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