Contentment is a vital ethical value if we are to be happy.
Wealth consists not in having great possessions….
The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things….
“My stove is old. My wallpaper is old. It’s the same wallpaper from when I moved here and I never changed it. Why would I change it? I just keep it clean. If you take better care of things, you can hold onto them longer. That’s how I still run things. If it works, IContinue reading “If it Works, I Keep It”
Throughout the majority in time in the history of the United States, the need to be frugal (thrifty) for the average person was a necessity … not a lifestyle choice as many are choosing today in our post-scarcity society in order to: Improve their personal finances De-clutter their lives from materialistic consumerism Live a moreContinue reading “Living Standards and Frugality”
For the first time in 33 years, my wife and I are down to one vehicle after selling one this past week.
There is one characteristic that those of us who have chosen frugality, a simplified life and minimalism have in common: we have chosen to be content.
I have come to realize that frugality applies to more than just finances and that simplicity is a way of thinking and living.