Friday, April 15, 2011

Words of Encouragement for the Downsizer

Any half awake materialist knows that which you hold, holds you.--Tom Robbins, 1936 wrote this interestingly enough, just as the Great Depression was getting resolved.

There are two ways to be rich: one is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.--Jackie French Koller wrote this in 1948, right after World War II.

Both quotes are good reminders that downsizing is a path to freedom. I'm working on reduction, not only in the larger sence of material belongings, but also in daily tasks. Its good to be effecient time wise so there's more time for play.

A final quote from E.F Schumacher, written in 1911, before World War I: Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of courage- to move in the opposite direction.

1 comment:

  1. E. F. Schumacher was born on 16 August 1911, so it would have been impossible for him to have written this in 1911 ( ).

    This quote is most often attributed to Albert Einstein, born 1879.