Who likes a simple life?

@A_loves_B (1426)
Indonesia
December 2, 2017 1:06pm CST
I want to live a simple life. A simple life means a life without stress, anxiety and worry. Living with less stuff, less debt, less clutter means living with more freedom, more time, more joy. I don't need a lot of stuff. I only want to have a small family and earn a comfortable living, and spend more time with family. I just want to be happy. What do you say? Do you also want to live a simple life? Any ideas of how to simplify the life? The picture is of my new house at the dawn
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@dragon54u (31339)
• United States
2 Dec
I'm a minimalist. I try to only have things that I use daily or things that bring me joy like my grandpa's old bow tie or grandma's earrings. I do keep old letters and cards which aren't practical but they bring me joy. Everything that matters to me can be fit into my Toyota car. It's liberating not to have a lot of stuff tying you down!
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@A_loves_B (1426)
• Indonesia
2 Dec
That's really a simple life. I'm creating a life of simplicity for myself. Simplicity makes me feel happier, healthier, more joyful, more relaxed, more prone to laughter and dancing, more in touch with my emotions, more loving towards my boyfriend.
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@allen0187 (27537)
• Philippines
3 Dec
Trying to be a minimalist so a simple life will be up my alley.
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@A_loves_B (1426)
• Indonesia
5 Dec
I'm also trying to be a minimalist now. Living with less. And I can live happily without constantly buying new things.
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@allen0187 (27537)
• Philippines
5 Dec
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@prashu228 (22652)
• India
3 Dec
I like simple life but not that simple ..with all the comforts .
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@A_loves_B (1426)
• Indonesia
4 Dec
Ha ha. Half simple life then. The core purpose of living a simple life is being happy and content to take every day as it comes, not wanting more than we need to survive, and appreciating the beauty of this world.
@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
4 Dec
I live a simple life with no pomp and show. However, I prefer to have those luxuries in my life, which I could afford so as to make my life comfortable.
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@A_loves_B (1426)
• Indonesia
4 Dec
That's a simple life. Living a simple life doesn't mean that one lives without TV, no internet access, no cellphone, no radio, no video games, no electric stove, no rice cooker, no AC, no comfortable bed, house without any room, bamboo walls, roof made of coconut leaves, floor made in hardened clay/mud, no decent bathroom. But, a simple life means a life which is having the basic necessities and being content. not wanting more than you need.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
5 Dec
@A_loves_B You are right that one should have basic amenities to spend his life and yet he could live a simple life. Contentment in life is more than anything else. The one who feels contended could live a simple life.
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@A_loves_B (1426)
• Indonesia
5 Dec
@dpk262006 Thank you for sharing your wise thought.
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@YrNemo (8724)
3 Dec
My simple life has to have good internet connection with a good laptop .
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@A_loves_B (1426)
• Indonesia
4 Dec
Ha ha.. Yeah, internet seems to be everything now.
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@YrNemo (8724)
4 Dec
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@Ithink (6795)
• United States
3 Dec
Im working on downsizing, and it is hard at times. We are redoing our house flooring and painting, everything. So everything is kinda on hold to reorganize and see what I want to keep and what to get rid of. We like doing crafts so I have lots but want to go thru it all. Another problem is we have lived here over 20 years with up to 10 kids at a time, we have 8 ourselves so there is a lot of stuff that they have given to us over the years.
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@A_loves_B (1426)
• Indonesia
4 Dec
I know it's not easy to do a house renovation. I hope you can make everything done well.
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@Ithink (6795)
• United States
5 Dec
@A_loves_B My biggest problem right now is no storage places, this is a old house, no closets at all, heck there was no cupboards when we got it either. LOL! Got a carpet yesterday, which was work!
• United States
4 Dec
I think you have the right idea. It's not the stuff that makes us happy, it's family.
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@A_loves_B (1426)
• Indonesia
5 Dec
Yep. Living with less or downsizing can make us happy without constantly buying new things.
@rubyriaz007 (2564)
• India
3 Dec
I too love a simple life. Less stress ,less worries, a comfortable house, food, and to earn to meet our basic needs in life.Never be extravagant. Don't be very ambitious in life you will never be happy If you don't get it.
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@A_loves_B (1426)
• Indonesia
4 Dec
I agree with you. Simple life means being happy and content to take every day as it comes. Not wanting more than we need to survive.
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