Simple yet elegant
As you notice in the image above, the art appears very simple with a small house with a few trees in the adjacent, almost one is in the middle of Mother Nature.
It’s colourful too!
This reminds us of a simple living.
Which of the following do you prefer?
- Simple life
- Stylish life
- Fashionable life
And the reason behind your decision?
The problem with human beings is that they jump to quick judgment and you are not allowed to live in peace. Added to this is your own ‘comparisons’ tendency with others lifestyles.
You are tempted to spend more than you can afford.
Let us discuss further.
If you lead a simple life- you are not cared for by anybody and some judge you as miserly.
Some others think you don’t fit into the elite class and don’t hesitate to say that you are leading a miserable life.
Do you really need to care what others think of you?
As long as you maintain a basic social norm- no need to worry about others.
“At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all” Ann Landers
That’s too late.
If you lead a stylish life (by overspending)- and accumulate things that are not required for your daily existence – you are sure to attract jealousy.
I’m stuck between “I need to save money” and “you only live once” Unknown
‘Don’t save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving” Warren Buffet
Now coming to fashionable lifestyle- Some say that leading a fashionable life results in joyous situation. Is this true?
This begs for the definition of fashion.
“Fashion is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life” Bill Cunningham
Do you agree with him?
Of course, the fashion industry loves this quote.
Whenever you visit the popular places or cities in any part of the world- you are sure to get tempted to buy something which you think are fashionable knowing fully that it can widen the hole in your pocket.
My friend all these so-called fashionable items are a temporary attraction. Why so?
Because fashion changes.
Most importantly people change. How?
You may regret that you have wasted that hard-earned money as you become more mature and advanced in age.
“Consume less, share better” Hervé Kempf
“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less” Socrates
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