Friday, 3 October 2014

lifestyle + values = aligned

Jose Mujica
“If you complicate your life too much in the material sense, 
a big part of your time goes to tending that."

7 comments:

Yuko Jones | northfield gate said...

So true!!!

Gam Kau said...
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Gam Kau said...

Yuko, he really lives very true to his values which seems rare these days.

silkpathdiary said...

Very true and to me the same as one of the things the Buddhist monks achieve by giving up their material possessions.

Shelley said...

I remember as a teenager filling my small car to go to the laundrymat. I spent the entire day washing, drying and folding clothes - virtually everything I owned. When I got home and unloaded I complained to my Dad. His answer was "When you have a lot of stuff, you have a lot to take care of". (Of course another answer might have been do laundry more often...) Since turning 50 I notice I think about my 'stuff' differently, considering whether I want to spend parts of my remaining time caring for it; if not, it goes!

frugalscholar said...

i need to remember this. Every day.

Gam Kau said...

Ha, FrugalS - you, me and everyone! :)

Shelley, I drive my children mad with my mantra "you don't own your things, your things own you!"
A good eye roll is the standard response.

SilkP - it is very much like the monks isn't it?