Simple Life

Simple yet elegant

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time” Thomas Merton

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.

✔Simple life

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.

Solution

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.

✔Stylish life

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

Solution

‘Don’t save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving” Warren Buffet

✔Fashionable life

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.

Taste 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.

Solution

“Consume less, share better” Hervé Kempf

Message

“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less” Socrates

Please share your thoughts.

Thank you for visiting my site.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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This post is part of Marsha’s PPAC # 22 photo challenge

  8 comments for “Simple Life

  1. November 16, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    I much prefer a simple life.

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  2. November 16, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    I really don’t care what anybody thinks I am me an that’s it
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    Laugh a while See what happens

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  3. November 19, 2021 at 6:29 am

    haha, I love what Ann Landers said about caring about what people think about you. Too funny. The mural is cute, I don’t think elegant, it’s too folksy. I happen to love folk art, but I don’t think of myself as elite. I’m not sure that taste in art is determined by one’s social status, though. I think art speaks directly to the heart. Thanks for playing along and including these adorable quotes.

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    • November 19, 2021 at 7:49 am

      Thank you Marsha for the valuable input.
      Beauty in the eyes of beholder.
      Agree.
      While an artist is painting or making a sculpture, the concept comes deep from his/her heart and of course other influencing factors.
      Glad you liked the quote.
      🙏🙏🙏

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