NOTE: I wrote this article in 1998, before the simplify movement was taking hold. It’s more valid now than when I wrote it.
More and more people are taking a major step and scaling back their lives in order to have more time for themselves and to discover activities and relationships that make their lives meaningful. Although it would appear that they are giving up material comforts, they are, in fact, letting go of the burdens and responsibilities that often accompany acquisitions.
People who opt for a simpler life, often experience feelings of freedom and satisfaction that they never had when owning more and more was their goal. They become conscious consumers who make carefully considered purchases that add value to their lives.
If you are feeling the urge to simplify, here are some steps you can take: Read more