I Want to Live a Life of Simplicity

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    I would love to know exactly what I want to do

    with my life, what career path I should take, whether or not I should spend some time traveling, or just focus on my music, or even change the country I live in. But I don't know what I want to do so until then life will remain somewhat less than simple. Please lay some advice...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses May 16, 2014

    I Find That The More I Have, The More I Don't Need.

    My wants and desires, these are clear to me. And lately, I'm learning to separate them from my needs. I got to thinking- if there was a fire, what would be missed? What would be completely forgotten? So much has piled up. And so I have set to clearing out that which I do not...
    HungryLikeThe HungryLikeThe
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Oct 1, 2011

    Letting Go

    I have spent most of my life trying to acquire ...things, friends, status. I have finally realized that life is about so much more. Quit my job, getting ready to sell my house and keep only those things that are truly important. Need help with decluttering.
    Lmu800 Lmu800
    1 Response Sep 20, 2012

    The Less Ripples Possible.

    The less ripples possible. The Tao Te Ching suggests to me that striving for less karma is best. Some people believe we should aspire to do good works and meditate on only good thoughts, so as to produce good karma. But karma is karma nonetheless. If you throw a stone into a...
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 21, 2009

    All I Want...

    All I want in the world is to live a simple life with you. Just us and our world. I think you know who you are.  Anyways, I hope you do...I love you.
    permafrost21 permafrost21
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2012

    Yearly Family Garage Sale To Declutter

    It's wonderful! My, my mom's and my sister all gather up stuff no longer used in our home every year and hold 2 garage sales. We make more money this way since they are on each ends of town. One we bring to my home and another we have at my sisters across town that is closest...
    love2Balone love2Balone
    31-35, F
    Mar 8, 2011

    Simplicity Is Often Best

    I really do just want to live a life of simplicity. I don't need fancy gadgets or a mansion to live in, nor do I want it. A simple life with the people I care about, with access to a nice beach would suit me just fine... And maybe the occasional adventure to keep life interesting...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    Dec 9, 2012

    Why does everything have to be

    so hard in life? Why don't we ever know the truth? Why does most people suffer? I wish I could just escape all my stress and all the problems around me (even if I don't share those problems it's never fun to hear others suffer) and just relax in a beach or with nature.
    DarkZircon78 DarkZircon78
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2014

    No more problems and complications to deal with.

    I just want things to be black and white. No more grey.
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn
    18-21, F
    Oct 7, 2014

    Gosh, this resonates with me today!

    Even the photo is wonderful... It's just so peaceful. I'd like to just pack a few necessaries up into a van/mobile home, only what I need and my pets, and be off on a never ending road trip. Sounds like heaven! How would you simplify? : )
    Likewise2 Likewise2
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Aug 16, 2015

    Stuff Stuff Stuff!

    I came from a family of hoarders. We kept everything! I think we had about three full living room sets because my parents wouldn't throw away the old couches and chairs. So I always thought that unless there was stuff popping out of every shelf and corner, the house would look...
    wansu wansu
    22-25, T
    5 Responses Aug 3, 2009

    With Calmness

    For many, the mystery is how to live this life. I agree that life is a mystery and full of surprises, but is it complicated? Or are we, the human beings who makes the life complicated?  I think that we are the ones who makes it. Sometimes we try to „fix“ everything, what an...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jan 12, 2011

    Sure, Thats Wishful Thinking.

    Everything is either complex or complicates ones life hence simplicity is a blissful myth. So I've been told "meditate or get to know yourself".  Funny, this treadmil of life hardly lets you breath let alone contemplate anything more than the shortest route to the next...
    axston axston
    31-35, M
    Mar 22, 2010

    Too Much Drama

    My life is too full of drama! It's been that way, since I was born. Within my family, there is a lot of drama, in itself. I find myself in the middle of arguments, bad happenings, and bad behaviors of others. And in my social life, I find myself around people who have too many...
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    3 Responses Dec 26, 2008

    Quiet And Simple

    Ahhhh, a simple quiet life in the country. No neighbors, no traffic, no crime, no worries. That's the life I aspire to live, with chickens and geese foraging in the yard, a pond stocked with fish, and maybe a horse or two. Simplicity is good!
    zillaron zillaron
    51-55, M
    7 Responses Dec 7, 2009

    I'm tired of the government trying to

    manipulate us and distract us from what's really going on. We have TANKS in the streets of AMERICA right now and it WONT be on the news.. Google it!! I just want a simple life.
    ShmittyFLA ShmittyFLA
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 14, 2014

    As Soon As I Can!

    Get rid of this "stuff" all this "crap" these possessions of trinkets and paper things called money and all this need for mroe and the complesities of people - I jsut want a simple place with a few good  friends and a dry, warm bed and some time...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2009

    Live Simply

    I like the saying "Live Simply that others may simply live" and try to live by it. I have no car and no mobile phone.I am never in debt and I have never had a bank overdraft. I have a limited diet and it means my life is in many ways very comfortable.The trouble with most of us...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 27, 2012

    And adventure! Happiness also,

    but some where on the beach near beautiful mountains.. where I can hike every morning with my dog
    jcelli jcelli
    22-25, F
    Aug 14, 2014


    I think it would be wonderful to live a life of simpicity. A life like this might sound strange but I can't help but think of the environmental and health benefits.   To: grow my own fruits and vegetables make my own bread cook all of the food I eat from scratch sew...
    nothingandsomething nothingandsomething
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Nov 25, 2008

    living in such complicated life with complex

    thoughts, I crave for simplicity once in awhile..
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i
    70+, M
    Apr 24, 2015

    Life Is So Easy

    i see nothing wrong with living a simple life. a car that runs good. a house that keeps me warm and secure. and friends that will always be there for me. i dont need to spend 24 hrs a day keeping myself busy. running all over town, working 2 jobs and go to school full time. i am...
    newandused newandused
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 10, 2009

    Lightening Your Load

    Growing up I lived with a pack rat for a father, and vowed I would never live like that myself. Over the years I had collected a lot of stuff but not to the point of only having a little pig trail because of it. About 10 years ago I came to the realization that the more you have...
    jburns1947 jburns1947
    61-65, F
    4 Responses Jan 16, 2010

    Bare Essentials

    Lately I've gotten so sick of the complexity of things. Life these days becomes so stressful so easily. It seems like everyone is rushing, everyone is worrying, stressing, panicking, acquiring, and generally "missing the point" - myself included. I just want everything to be...
    plasticinedreams plasticinedreams
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2010

    Its Not So Deep.

    there's so much in this life that makes us feel not good enough, unimportant, inadequate, ashamed, and awful about our selves and the life that we live. is this idea of simplicity as difficult as we make it out to be? i mean, we strive all our lives for it. it cant be that easy...
    onthesunnyside onthesunnyside
    1 Response Dec 18, 2009

    It Is My Goal

    I know that living simple ways is very beneficial.  I would like to live in the room with only necessarily things...very tidy...and great place to meditation... Yes, I have a image my ideal room...really spiritual and no unnecessary things... But in reality...so many...
    newsoul1 newsoul1
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Aug 29, 2009

    I've come through it all to find that,

    at least for me, its the only way to a satisfying life. Its far more satisfying than I ever imagined. I've always been a dreamer and still am. But I found freedom not by achieving the wealth and position I thought would set me free but by not passing up the little choices...
    SonOfTheDelta SonOfTheDelta
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 25, 2014

    I Do Somewhat Live It Now.

    I do somewhat live a simple life now, but would like to move to Northern New Mexico to live off the Grid. I am planning to find a run down Adobe to renovate. The town where my sister moved to is so laid back and most have been off the grid for generations. I love how they live...
    WeAreOne WeAreOne
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Nov 9, 2009

    Take This Badge From Me.....

    tear away my badges and my emblems and my crest of family, take away my epaulettes and lay me in my casket for when i am dead i can no longer live these glory days , surrounded by riches and position and authority , i am then only as i was birthed ,naked apart from my funeral...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer
    Jul 4, 2012

    Lived In Commune For 15+ Years

    I loved a lot of things about it, but I rather like my privacy now as I split my time between my cabin in the woods at the community and my other place "in town" - plus, I need not live completely without some civilization in order to live a simple life. I still have...
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Nov 9, 2009

    Money Buys Greed And Fear

    I have learned to live life simply as it is much easier to live and be stress-free. Sure I could drool over millions of dollars like so many others and buy lavish houses and 10 cars. The fact is I really don't want that, yes it may be nice, but no... I would like simplicity...
    MoonFlower11 MoonFlower11
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2010

    I'M Thankful

    i'm Human i make mistakes all times , i've been hurt i learn i fall i rise i lough i cry but i'm alive i'm what i am perfect or otherwise today or tomorrow , i'm thankful for this life .
    saharaSpirit saharaSpirit
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 4, 2013


    it´s a balancing act for me; wanting to live a life of simplicity and chase my dreams at the same time. the two don´t always go together. I value a quiet life, reading and writing, walking in nature, spending time with my boyfriend, doing yoga, listening to music...
    Joelisa Joelisa
    26-30, F
    10 Responses Sep 7, 2009
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    Apr 24, 2015

    Simple Things

    I thought years ago that if I were making the money I make now I'd be happy.  I feel that I've realized too late perhaps that I sold all the important things in the pursuit of perceived riches.  Now I get so much more out of giving up what I have and focusing on the...
    brycecastle brycecastle
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Nov 10, 2009


    a simple life is all i really want, i mean money riches and all that stuff would be great., but just having and live with ppl who actually care would be the most amazing and wonderful experience
    y0shi y0shi
    1 Response Aug 2, 2009
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