Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Discipline of Simplicity

Buy things for their usefulness rather than their status.
Reject anything that produces an addiction in you.
Develop a habit of giving things away.
Refuse to be propagandized by the custodians of modern gadgetry.
Learn to enjoy things without owning them.
Get away from a "buy now, pay later" mindset.
Reject anything that will breed the oppression of others.

Statements copied from "Guest Reflections" a larger column in the JS, 5/20/06, by Rev. Alphonso Jones of Peoria.

Good advice we can all ponder.


Anonymous said...

That second one is a toughie.

Merle Widmer said...

You are right. Everybody is addicted to at least one harmful thing. My son became addicted to drugs he couldn't shake. He died at age 54.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry Merle. Just can't imagine...