economics, philosophy

voluntary simplicity is trendy

It was 1990 when Keith Russell first introduced me to the concept of voluntary simplicity aka simple living. He was researching construction of a log house in rural Saskatchewan.

Soon after I adopted it as my personal philosophy.

Garth linked to a related article in the Globe and Mail. Some of the talking points:

… the recession has forced many people to re-evaluate their consumption patterns …

… “Right-sizing” is how she describes her efforts to purge her 1,200-square-foot home of “stuff creep” …

… have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful …

Give Your Stuff Away Day

… the Small House Society

… Sheena Matheiken, a New York creative director who wore the same little black dress for 365 days …

read it – Keeping down with the Joneses

For one thing, we’ve got to get rid of some of these books! … Donate them to a library or something!

the stack shrinks

2 thoughts on “voluntary simplicity is trendy”

  1. I personally love your philosophy and wish I had it in me…just not yet I guess. I find with a two year old I am living Voluntary overabundance and waste.
    You live a model life Rick – you need to write a book about it!

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