"I know he fights some stuff on the personal level," Lucroy said. "Whenever you're dealing with stuff in your personal life like that, that becomes way more important than the game. And we have to help him get through whatever he's trying to get through, to help him be OK in life."
So true! Grandma’s do NOT agree with less stuff…and I wonder how many families on the move have not come to the decision unanimously, and if maybe one spouse helped ‘show the other the light’? I am noticing now, during this downsizing process (mostly embarking upon it alone!) this is a complete paradigm shift for some, no matter how practical and perfect it sounds to me. I’d love to know how you guys came to your decision to jump that first time!
[…] Life without stuff: choosing a minimalist lifestyle Life Without Stuff by Cassie Paton So Europe is light years ahead of us while not making an obvious attempt to do so. But just the idea of living in 250 square feet per person, or needing to wash clothes every third day, or taking public transportation or riding a bike and not owning a vehicle, or, for God's sake, no television, is enough for many Americans to start hyperventilating. Even many of the poorest families in the poorest state of Mississippi, who live on food stamps and other public dole, have a TV antenna on the roof of their hovel. Europeans value things we have yet to discover–such as health care for all their citizens. Virtually all those nations have universal health care of some sort. Would we live with less so that all our citizens could have the same? I think not. But God bless America! […]
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