I love this quote by the Dalai Lama, which highlights where we have evolved to.
The Paradox of our Age
We have bigger houses, but smaller families,
more conveniences but less time,
we have more degrees but less sense,
more knowledge but less judgement,
more experts but more problems,
more medicines but less healthiness.
We have been all the way to the moon and back
but have trouble crossing the street to meet the neighbour,
we build more computers to hold more information
to produce more copies than ever
but have less communication.
We have become long on quantity but short on quality,
these are times of fast foods and slow digestion.
Tall man but short character, steep profits but shallow relationships,
it is time when there is much in the window
but nothing in the room.
What is 'living simply"
‘Living Simply’ can be interpreted as:
It is a voluntary life style choice which is different from being forced.
People choose to live simply for personal reasons such as:
In terms of living simply, does the technology that you use:
How to start living simply
Here are some pointers to distinguish where you could make changes to create a more simple way of living in any of the above areas of your life:
Gandhi (1869 - 1948)
– who believed in a life of “simplicity and self sufficiency”