When people hear about simplifying life, they may think it means moving into a home in the middle of the woods and living off the land. But that is not necessarily a simpler life—and it may not be for everyone.
Exactly. I believe the key is to look within and see what's true for each individual - which can be challenging as our society doesn't really support or promote that. Interesting and ironic - as our country is know for "individualism." I wonder what that really means in the context of this mainstream American dream message. Thanks for articulating this point so nicely in your article, Josh.
As fall approaches, back-to-school busyness ramps up, activities and duties increase, and value is placed on what is urgent, rather than on what’s important. Getting distracted from what truly matters is an easy thing to do in this high-resolution, high-standard, high-pressured, picture-perfect world we live in.
I am very excited about the current state of minimalist blogging. Every so often we get a really good wave or new writers. And we're in one now. If you want new reading, here are some sites I recommend.