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a simple life
    #2418432 - 03/11/04 09:50 AM (14 years, 15 days ago)

Many people say a lot about how a simple life is better.  what i want to know is, who lives a simple life??? is it a mindset?

in order to live a simple life does it depend on..

a) what happens
b) how you feel day to day

can a person with a million dollars live the simple life? can a poor person live the complicated one?

I'll have to go with b on this one.  yes a rich person can live a simple life and yes a poor man can live a complicatred one, so really it doesn't fully depend on what happens.  likewise it doesn't fully depend on how you take it.  you could say it's a little of both.

I just have one thing to say though.  haven't all of us lived a "complicated" life?  haven't we all encountered complex situations.  it's kind of hard to avoid, so in order to really live in a simple manner, one would need to have that mindset.

so what is a simple life? and why would it depend mostly on the mindset?

I could have lots of stuff, and if I am appreciative of what I do have, then my life emotionally is simple. I'm not constantly thinking about "what to get next" because I realize I have as much as I need. Is that the start of living a simple life?    :grin:

Annnnnnd I had a light saber and my friend was there and I said "you look like an indian" and he said "you look like satan" and he found a stick and a rock and he named the rock ooga booga and he named the stick Stick and we both thought that was pretty funny. We got eaten alive by mosquitos but didn't notice til the next day. I stepped on some glass while wading in the swamp and cut my foot open, didn't bother me til the next day either....yeah it was a good time, ended the night by buying some liquor for minors and drinking nips and going to he diner and eating chicken fingers, and then I went home and went to bed.---senior doobie

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Re: a simple life [Re: kaiowas]
    #2418449 - 03/11/04 10:06 AM (14 years, 15 days ago)

I think it's a mind-set.  You can be rich or poor, I think, and live a simple life.  Of course, I haven't been rich, yet, so when I get rich I'll get back to y'all, but let me thing...

What kind of simple life are you talking about?  Simple, as in having a lot of money but not getting bogged down in ownership of all the things you would buy with that money?  Simple, as in being poor and not worrying about the things you could buy, if only you had some money? 

It's a mind-set.  It's about perception.  It's about focusing on what's important.  I know a rich man.  He's that Korean guy of whom Skorpivo keeps flashing pictures.  You know, the one without teeth?  :grin:

If  you saw him, you would not know he was rich.  He is 72 years old, now.  He lives in one of his own apartment complexes, and sleeps on a thin mattress on the floor, the way he did when he was a child in Korea.

He always wears shorts and sleeve-less t-shirts, and a fishing hat.  I have gone to court with him and he wears the same thing in court.  I've heard people make fun of him, and he doesn't care.

He is taking classes at USC, just for the knowledge.  He told the professors that he will not do homework, and will only take the exams.  So he gets Cs in his classes, usually, because he won't write term papers and such.

He does aerobics every morning, and he goes disco dancing every Saturday night. 

He says money doesn't matter.  Of course, he can say that, since he has so much of it, but he doesn't act like it.  He has a different mind-set about money than your average rich person.  But if money doesn't matter to a rich person, the same mind-set could help a poor person.  Rich or poor, what we have doesn't matter.  It's how we live our lives that matters.

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Re: a simple life [Re: kaiowas]
    #2418547 - 03/11/04 10:54 AM (14 years, 15 days ago)

I think living a 'simple life' simply means to not get bogged down by the every-day hassle we go through. Focusing on the big picture, maybe. I know I've been trying to do this lately, and even just being aware of your normal mindset can help. For instance: instead of getting frustrated on little things like I seem to do, I just take a step back for a split-second, evaluate what's pissing me off, take a deep breath and fix it. In my opinion, remaining calm is the key to a simple life. :smile:

As far as your question; it's definitely B.


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Re: a simple life [Re: Frog]
    #2423999 - 03/12/04 02:50 PM (14 years, 13 days ago)

Haha, sounds like quite the unique guy! That totally rules! :wink:

Simple life.. complex life... yarg! I just live life. :grin:
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If I should die this very moment
I wouldn't fear
For I've never known completeness
Like being here
Wrapped in the warmth of you
Loving every breath of you

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