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This discussion is interesting to us as we are in the life process of simplifying. There was a time when we had money enough to have about anything we could want, but we have found that with less money our choices are so much more simple! With money, the choices could be overwhelming. Now it is so much easier to say NO if we ask ourselves, "is this simple?" We have chosen to NOT work to possess things. We were slaves to possessions once, and the stress was crushing.
We drive older vehicles with no monthly payments and lower insurance, we don't purchase anything on time unless it is absolutely necessary for our daily survival. For instance, we shop Goodwill, Salvation Army, Craigs List; we keep older appliances going with replacement parts, rent equipment rather than own it and have the payments and maintenance to deal with...
I can say, that even though our income is reduced because of choices we made (now are self employed working together as custom woodworkers working from our home) our lives are so much simpler and the stress levels greatly reduced. Having less income has made life choices so much easier and clearer to see. It is much easier to discern what it is we want verses what we really need.
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