Do you lead a very simple life?

@subha12 (18453)
India
January 22, 2008 2:02am CST
What type of life do you lead? is it simple one or just the way you feel? I mean is it just a very comfortable life style. I have seen few people who are say at pinacle of career, earn just too much but still do not indukge in anything luxurious. they just have what is needed to minimal. But few are not so rich but engage in costly things. What type of lifestyle do you lead? is it very simple,frugal or comfortable and luxurious?
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
23 Jan 08
I lead a very simple and economic life, I have just walked out of a relationship and I am now living with my parents, I am single but very happy, I am not currently working so I do not have the money to spend on luxury items, I hardly ever go out because I prefer to be at home to be on the computer, read and relax. I will go out once a fortnight. I am taking time out to recover from an abusive relationship and once I get myself sorted then I will hope to get my career back up and running again, until then I am happy to work on myself and lead a simple day to day routine.
• United States
23 Jan 08
I try to live as simple as possible, for my son's sake.I would rather save money now for his future rather than have him decked in the absolute very best now.I splurge when I can, but that's very seldom...
• United States
23 Jan 08
I lead a very simple life. I have lived all over the U.S.; have been a homeowner and a workaholic, but 10 years ago I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and subsequently had to aply for Social Security disability (which fortunately I was granted). My wife and I moved to Issaquah, WA, where we rented a condominium, and later moved to a senior citizen mobile home park in Redmond, WA. M wife still works, and we live in a beautiful modular home. I spend a great deal of time on the internet, and the rest of my time at our park's clubhouse, where I help people learn to use their computers. I also repair computers and manage several friends' websites. My life is simple, carefree and comfortable.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
23 Jan 08
I think I lead a relatively simple life. But that doesn't mean we have nothing comfortable.Occasionally we splurge. With no comforts in life I don't think it sets a good example to our children. Nice things once in a while (getting them) can make nice memories. I am not saying go over board. But Occasionally that big box Surprise! Why not?
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
23 Jan 08
Well, my family live a very simple life... there is not enough money for a lot of luxury... so we make do with what we have and what is available... but sometimes... we also indulge on a little luxury like eating in a fancy restaurant or go and spend on somethings in the mall... it won't hurt to have some fun as a family... as long as one spends not more than what one earns...
@chooochy (356)
23 Jan 08
i have a very simple life and i love it, im not and have never been materialistic, aslong as i have a roof over my head, food in my belly and my partner to hug me then i will die a happy woman!! xx
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
22 Jan 08
I would have to say I live my life in between simple and luxury, though closer to simple. LOL I buy clothes only when needed, I don't have a new car, and I rarely ever buy something "just for me". The last time I did buy something just for me was on my birthday last year. It was a pair of earning (that cost $20 at Wal-Mart...gasp! :P LOL) and I've been wearing them on a daily basis ever since. On the luxury end, I use my air conditioner (on hot summer days), and my heater (on cold winter days) so that my family and I can be comfortable. They are only used in 2 of the 3 bedrooms so we have to hide in there to be comfortable. It's too expensive to keep the entire house at a comfortable temperature. :( There are a few things that my husband and I have bought, like our computers, that aren't really needed, but nice to have just the same. All 4 of us can enjoy them so I find them a good investment.
• India
22 Jan 08
I lead a very simple life and I feel that it is the best way to live life. Even if one is earning a bombshell of a salary or is born with a silver spoon, life should be simple. It is a lot of fun and one will have a humble character rather than a haughty one.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
22 Jan 08
we live a simple and frugal life. we dont go out much at night (other than activities we have at church) i hardly ever go to the mall, if i shop, i shop often at thrift stores... we do have a lot of fun though, we play games or watch movies (free from the library!) i am trying to get a home biz off the ground so i am busy with that too!
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
22 Jan 08
I am comfortable....I have all the things I need and money to travel when I want. I drive a nice car and own my own little house. So I live a very comfortable life!
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
22 Jan 08
I lead a pretty simple life. Though I do like my PC the rest of my life I try to life as simple as possible and enjoy it. The more earthy the better for me. Reducing and reusing gives me joy and saving money is awesome. Though I wouldn't mind having more money than I do right now, if it meant my family or I changing who we are then I would take a pass.
@Soniasony (1827)
• India
22 Jan 08
Simplicity is not in how we live or how we earn..Its just our approach to life..yes i agree ppl at their of career or luxurious dont feel comfortable ..because they think complicated and make their life complicated..Simplicity is an approach to life regardless of what you are or what you doing..
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
22 Jan 08
I love to lead a simple life but then the materialistic things around me tempt so much, I lose my control on senses. My wife is no less better in this regard. Otherwise, a simple life is too good for health, no worries, no commitments, and peaceful existence.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
22 Jan 08
Hello dear subhal. I think that I live a simple but comfortable life though not luxurious. I love it this way as it is not costly.
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
22 Jan 08
yes i would say that i lead quite a simple life. i don't feel that i have to work late nights just to secure my place in the industry. And i would say that i don't eat at fancy places often just for the sake of being seen there. I don't own branded bags or expensive clothes. I believe in being a good steward of what God has blessed me with. Sometimes human tempations are strong but i pray that i will always use the funds that He has given me wisely.
@SViswan (12071)
• India
22 Jan 08
I can live a simple life as well as an expensive one. I prefer to live they way I can afford. I do have expensive tastes in some things...but I know I can't afford all of those and so I limit myself and make the best of what we have. We never take things on loan and try to project an image of having more than we do (even if we want to).