Some of you may understand the maddening frustration cat owners feel when the cat simply won’t pee in the box. They try everything and yet if the cat wants to pee behind the potted plant in the living room, that’s where it’s going to pee. The situation…
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bonghoa asked: Where have you been?!
I have been autistic, domestically displaced, and emotionally traumatised by PTSD and my housemates (possibly unrelated). I’ve spent the vast majority of my time away from my possessions, so I’ve not been minimising much really either.
I felt inspired, so I thought I’d nip in and post that one thought. If anyone else has any inspired thoughts, please do submit them.
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that the best and easiest way to have a tidy living space is to only own things that you use on a regular basis.
It’s also easier to clean if there’s less stuff.
Erm. For sale. One excellent condition Kindle Keyboard 3G, third generation, in lovely (slightly modified/improved) Tuff-Luv hemp case. (ETA: It’s still got all the packaging, charger and other bits and pieces it came with!)
Details worth mentioning:
- Velcro is a bit pathetic, having done its job for like two years now. The Kindle stays in anyway though.
- The kick stand on the back has been flawlessly removed, because it got in the way and you can make the Kindle stand up using the front of the cover folded back on itself anyway. Those two silver discs that you can see on the reverse are the magnets that held the redundant stand on to the back of the case when not in use.
- No scratches anywhere on the Kindle that we can find. It’s at least two years old and in excellent condition and good working order.
Reasons for selling: “I wanted to read epubs.”
£50 plus postage from the UK. Anyone interested? First come, first served.
Still available, if anyone’s curious.
Source: Flickr / rocketrictic
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Stopping and thinking ‘do I really need this?’ every so often helps me keep on top of things. With fewer things on my mind I can focus on the more important things without feeling the pressure.
Need something? Spin the wheel to see how you can borrow, not buy.
Did you know, you can quit your job, you can leave university? You aren’t legally required to have a degree, it’s a social pressure and expectation, not the law, and no one is holding a gun to your head. You can sell your house, you can give up your apartment, you can even sell your vehicle, and your things that are mostly unnecessary. You can see the world on a minimum wage salary, despite the persisting myth, you do not need a high paying job. You can leave your friends (if they’re true friends they’ll forgive you, and you’ll still be friends) and make new ones on the road. You can leave your family. You can depart from your hometown, your country, your culture, and everything you know. You can sacrifice. You can give up your $5.00 a cup morning coffee, you can give up air conditioning, frequent consumption of new products. You can give up eating out at restaurants and prepare affordable meals at home, and eat the leftovers too, instead of throwing them away. You can give up cable TV, Internet even. This list is endless. You can sacrifice climbing up in the hierarchy of careers. You can buck tradition and others’ expectations of you. You can triumph over your fears, by conquering your mind. You can take risks. And most of all, you can travel. You just don’t want it enough. You want a degree or a well-paying job or to stay in your comfort zone more. This is fine, if it’s what your heart desires most, but please don’t envy me and tell me you can’t travel. You’re not in a famine, in a desert, in a third world country, with five malnourished children to feed. You probably live in a first world country. You have a roof over your head, and food on your plate. You probably own luxuries like a cellphone and a computer. You can afford the $3.00 a night guest houses of India, the $0.10 fresh baked breakfasts of Morocco, because if you can afford to live in a first world country, you can certainly afford to travel in third world countries, you can probably even afford to travel in a first world country. So please say to me, “I want to travel, but other things are more important to me and I’m putting them first”, not, “I’m dying to travel, but I can’t”, because I have yet to have someone say they can’t, who truly can’t. You can, however, only live once, and for me, the enrichment of the soul that comes from seeing the world is worth more than a degree that could bring me in a bigger paycheck, or material wealth, or pleasing society. Of course, you must choose for yourself, follow your heart’s truest desires, but know that you can travel, you’re only making excuses for why you can’t. And if it makes any difference, I have never met anyone who has quit their job, left school, given up their life at home, to see the world, and regretted it. None. Only people who have grown old and regretted never traveling, who have regretted focusing too much on money and superficial success, who have realized too late that there is so much more to living than this.
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