I live in a 1st world country. We were owner builders ~ & I can assure you building your own home in a 1st world country is neither cheap, nor easy.The thing with simplicity & minimalism is how it looks for each person. I don't need or want lots of clothes, but I do want lots & lots of books. Most of them are reread regularly. If I can't reread with enjoyment then the book's not worth having.First world poverty looks different to 3rd world poverty.However we can all make choices that enhance our quality of life & reduce our stress ~ which I guess is his point, n'est pas?
Very interesting, how did you find him?
"First world poverty looks different to 3rd world poverty."Well put! A discussion worth having one day!x
Daisy - a Facebook friend posted the link x
Apart from his ideas on sickness. I thought this was a really amazing talk. My husband remembers things being similar in the country he grew up in.We want to do the same thing here, but where to start?!?Thank you for sharing :)
:0) About where to start, in my own life my thinking has gone along the thread expressed in this post:http://kindredofthequietway.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/many-less-and-one.htmlx
Yes- it is for those who want just to eat, make a house, have clothes on and work for just 2 months in a yr and 15 mins a day....But human spirit is not just that..atleast for many more it is beyond these.. if it is beyond.. it would be better...all many of our fears, prejudices are dispelled by man's urge..the unimagined- unbelievable happen because of that human spirit..flying 16 thousand kms non-stop with one in 130,000 chance of accident...an Italian doctor called 'nuts' by another specialist expressed this june 2015 that he is confident of total Head transplant within a short time- a young Russian offers to undergo the surgery...several undersea tunnels-roads...no, man does not live by bread alone..
Ah, Bapuji - wise observations! I wonder if a good insight might be that we can make the domestic routine of our lives easy by living simply, and thereby free ourselves for the great endeavours you mention? As Gandhi did, perhaps?
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