I first came across this incredible and thought provoking video on the wonderful blog fabulissme.
I am posting it here as well. It is 10 minutes in length and I find so fascinating that I recommend having a pen and paper at the ready to jot down your thoughts as you watch it.
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So many thought provoking statistics and insights are mentioned.
If people could be given another day they would use it to work more. Not be with their children or family or friends or to rest.
As a person who has been in schools as a teacher and now as a substitute teacher I find it interesting what is mentioned about the education system. Personally I think the education system is teaching us to fail. School is boring.
As a person who has become a minimalist I have no time to look back. The past is gone. Why relive and rehash certain events. Even good times. Think of the Bruce Springsteen song Glory Days. I am just not sure that thinking back does anything for you right now.
The same is true for looking to the future. I suppose it gives people a certain amount of comfort to think they are planning ahead for certain things. But so much can change between now and then.
Why not use the time you have now to be happy today? To experience more. To learn more. I believe that a minimalist lifestyle can help you to do that.
Minimalist living is about priorities and figuring out what is truly important to you right now.
The past is gone. Tomorrow may not come.
Choose to be happy now. Choose to live a more simple life. A life where you can enjoy your family and friends and have time for yourself. Chasing money is a fool’s game. A materialist or consumerist mindset does not make you happy.
Certainly it is not working 45 or more hours a week that you strive for. So what is the answer?
I believe in my heart that the answer lies in adopting a minimalist lifestyle.
We need a Minimalist Revolution if people are going to get out from under their crushing personal debt loads and stop living paycheck to paycheck. This will also make families stronger as they have more time to do more things together.
So what “time zone” do you live in? And please share your thoughts in the comments section.
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