We can only live them
We all want lives full of meaning, yet most of us end up with lives full of junk, closets so full they no longer close, and smartphones swimming in jittery icons and instant notifications.
We continually shift this to make room for that, yet we keep buying more. We mistakenly think that a new this or another that will help ease the growing sense of disquiet we feel most of the time.
And it might, but only for a short time. Then we’re back where we started, jonesing for another hit…another purchase…another trinket. We reorganize our trinkets and call it decluttering.
The growing disquiet
There exists a growing disquiet inside us because the reality is that more stuff doesn’t make us happier, instead, it creates more stress, distraction, and anxiety. It fuels the fire of uneasiness, that internal disquiet that accompanies our obsession with stuff.
Somehow, we’ve gotten our relationship with stuff all wrong. The solution to our obsession with stuff isn’t found in more, but less. Only then will we find the meaningful life we seek.
Hi, I’m Barry—I’m a minimalist and a writer. I write about living a meaningful life…with a focus on living with less stuff. I know from experience that stuff can take on a life of its own, and the worst part is that it ends up controlling and ruining our lives in the process.
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