The simplicity/minimalism niche is among the most friendly, encouraging, and helpful communities you will ever find. 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. And I enjoy every opportunity to promote writing that encourages people to live more by owning less. So fix yourself a nice warm cup of coffee or tea. Find a quiet moment this weekend before the holiday rush. And enjoy some encouraging words to inspire more simplicity in your life today.
Why We’re So Materialistic, Even Though It Doesn’t Make Us Happy | LifeHacker by Thorin Klosowski. A look at why our brains are so materialistic and what we can do to keep it from overwhelming us.
The Psychology Of Materialism, And Why It’s Making You Unhappy | Huffington Post by Carolyn Gregoire. Americans today, compared to 55 years ago, own twice as many cars and eat out twice as much per person, but we don’t seem to be any happier because of it.
Our Dangerous Obsession with External Recognition | Harvard Business Review by Daniel Gulati. Although out fundamental desire to be noticed is not a new phenomenon, our unending use of social media has radically elevated the level of ego in our personal lives.
Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid | Forbes by Cheryl Conner. For all the time people spend concerned about physical strength and health, when it comes down to it, mental strength can mean even more.