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‘What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.’ ~C.
Recently I read a post that teaches you to double your reading speed … and made the following claim:
Post written by Leo Babauta . Follow me on Twitter . How does ‘simple’ differ from ‘minimalist’?
Yes, books. I know for many of us, getting rid of possessions is an attractive prospect … but not books!
“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” - Socrates
How does a minimalist eat? Just a few grains of rice each day, perhaps?
You can become a minimalist overnight, by not only changing your mindset but renouncing all possessions. Of course, that’s not a realistic approach for most of us.
In celebration of the Copenhagen conference on climate change, I thought I’d share some ideas in minimalism that can help you reduce your personal carbon footprint.
While paper letters (though cool) have become mostly outdated, most people still get a lot of mail. And it piles up, sitting unopened or unfiled or unacted upon. The answer to this flood of mail isn’t in better handling methods (though this is also a good thing), it’s in getting less mail.
While minimalism strives to own little — not much more than you need — what if we followed this to an extreme, just for fun. What if we owned nothing at all? I don’t mean we have no clothing or shelter or tools, but rather that we abandon the idea of private property.
Less can come in many forms.
A couple days ago I wrote about alternatives to buying new things , and someone replied on Twitter: “I want to have the money to buy new things!” Or something like that (I’m too lazy to go back and find the tweet).
As we talked about in the True Cost of Stuff, buying something new requires the extraction and destruction of a lot of resources, not to mention the destruction of our environment in extracting, hauling, manufacturing, packaging and shipping the item. So if we want to avoid buying new things, what should we do if we need something?