Over the years of pursuing minimalism and interacting with simple living advocates, I have come to recognize the simplicity/minimalism niche to be among the most friendly, encouraging, and helpful around. There is a genuine understanding that any promotion of simplicity is good for society—and there is little concern about who gets the credit for it.
It is a pleasure to be part of such a wonderful group of people. I enjoy the opportunity to promote writing that encourages people to live more life by owning less stuff. So please, fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee. Find a quiet moment this weekend. And enjoy some encouraging words about finding more simplicity in your life today.
Why Wanting Expensive Things Makes Us So Much Happier Than Buying Them | The Atlantic by Derek Thompson. Once again, it would seem that experiences make us happier than stuff—even in the act of buying.
Just the Scent of Money Is Corrupting | CNBC by Mark Koba. The study found that participants who were merely exposed to the concept of a monetary gain were more likely to demonstrate unethical intentions, decisions, and behavior.
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