Wednesday, February 4, 2015

I Like The Challenge Of Living With Less...

I like the challenge of living with less says Carol.
I'm richer for it...

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  1. At some point you don't own things -they own you.

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    1. And the more you own, the more you're owned...

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  2. Have to agree with Sixbears. I'm also finding the older I get the less that I need.

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    1. Are you becoming more selective John?

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    2. I don't know about more selective, just seem to have left somethings behind over the last few years whilst being nomadic, for want of a better word, and haven't felt the need to replace them.....certainly now just prefer a few simple, needed, items of good quality so they last and don't yearn for peripheral stuff that just gathers dust.

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  3. I've already got as much less as I can handle - more, in fact. I'll be happy to give some away.

    Moreover, I just spent the last fourteen hours being sick as a dog, and I could do with *loads* of sympathy.

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    1. Val I'm sending a symphony of sympathy.
      All you really need is enough so if it's too much, give some away.
      Get well soon...

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  4. Worry about the vital stuff first , everything else are extras.
    Anglo

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  5. But why is it so hard to work out what's enough.......? And you do need more than the vital stuff...isn't that part of being civilised? - otherwise one pair of clothes and a toothbrush would do me

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    1. Jack Reacher has only one set of clothes.
      And a toothbrush...

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    2. Funny one! I'm in a tiny house right now, getting ready to move onto a tinier houseboat. As packing commences I think...where did I even put some of this stuff?? Gonna be some pitchin' going on and it already feels good.

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  6. Well according to the law of 'what's enough' i bet he questions whether he needs those - at least the toothbrush......

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    1. When his current clothes get dirty he simply goes and buys another set of cheap ones and trashes the old ones. He may even leave them in a clothes recycle bin, I don't know... but he doesn't have a wardrobe or a set of drawers. Or even a house. And he travels light. He uses a cut down toothbrush...

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  7. I don't like that trashing the clothes when they get dirty - not very sustainable......much better to wash them and lie low until they're dry?

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    1. I'm sure Jack is very ecologically minded and when and where he can, he will do just as you suggest...

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  8. We have a character who comes down off the mtn occasionally for supplies & he's been in same patched
    overalls for about 2 yrs. You can smell him 1/2 block away & it is offensive to everybody. There are hundreds of creeks & rivers he could bathe in so one has to conclude he's just nasty & doesn't consider others.Nobody wants to smell his stink or have to look at his filthy clothes.

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