Voluntary Simplicity

A friend of mine from SoD is a great inspiration to me when it comes to practical, simple living. While many people dream of how much money they will make and of all the toys they will buy with that money, Susty spends his time dreaming of a life of simplicity. A life of living in a straw bale house. A life of living in intentional community. A life abandoning the quest for material things: a life looking at finding out what life really is about since, in fact, it is not about getting as much stuff as you can. Jeremy said to me at one time: “The forty hour work week is a joke: it’s not about need it’s about greed!” You don’t need to work full time in order to live. Heck, you don’t really even need to work in order to live. Now most people would respond to me with: “Yeah…but……then life wouldn’t be comfortable.” How right you are. But who ever said that we’re supposed to be comfortable while we’re here on earth? Who says that you need a sweet ride? Who says you need to own a huge house? Or any house at all for that matter? Who says?? The world. Sorry, but I don’t buy it. So as of late I am trying to figure out what simple practical living means for me. What does abandoning the world’s quest for ‘stuff’ really require of me? How simply must I live? Here is a cool site about what it means to live a simple life…it’s a lot to think about. Let me know what you think.

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