Author: earthworldjim

Simple Living, Environmental Destruction, and the 80/20 Rule

If you are reading this, there is a good chance that you care about the environment and our screwball destruction of it. You might also care that we seem to have no real clue how to tackle the issue. Let’s be real here too. Nobody has a notion where we are going. Every common sense, […]

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Simple Living: Telling Technological Shit From Shinola

Last year I did a short write-up of some of the applications on my phone that I use to make life easier. It’s not long. It’s personal and subjective. I dropped a few, and added one or two since. We all know technology has the potential to consume as much or more of our time […]

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Simple Living – What’s Driving Your Story?

I sat down to write today without really having a topic to fire off on, or indeed feeling like I had anything much to share. That’s often the way with real life too, just turning up is what we are expected to do, day in day out. Here lies Bob – he was consistent. Whoopdee-do. […]

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Freedom Is

Freedom is passion. It is awareness and acceptance It is a spark, a smile, or laugh; it is the moment It is awake just like the chill of the ocean Freedom is drawn from the power of the sun. The wind moves it everywhere It is potential and the recognition of it Freedom is embracing. […]

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Simple Living: Real Wealth Goes Wide and Not Just Deep

Financial independence and early retirement are two subjects that are impossible to avoid in the minimalism/frugality/simple living world. In fact you could spend a lot of time reading about this topic, and feel it is the only game in town. What are the other benefits of adopting a simpler, more consumption-conscious lifestyle? More time and […]

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The €€ Savings Summary – Perspectives on 5 Years Without a Car

I sold my beloved Mitsubishi Carisma a little over 5 years ago. It was a sporty, nice trim, end-of-line model. At that stage I had been driving Mitsubishis for over 9 years, with a no claims bonus to match. My car was pretty much clapped out in 2012 and the purchase of a new one […]

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Perspective
Minimalism: An Introvert’s Ticket To Time and Space?

Is there a link between introversion and minimalism? To the extent that being an introvert usually involves minimizing the volume and type of interactions you have with people to conserve energy, it may also naturally lend itself towards a more ‘minimalist’ mindset in general. I’m not that fond of terms like ‘introvert’ or ‘extrovert’ – […]

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Cutting the Cooking & Simplifying the Week’s Food

I’ve been mainly eating raw fresh foods this week. In particular for breakfast and for lunch. I decided to swap out mu usual bowl of breakfast cereal (with sometimes egg) and invariably cooked lunch for something altogether more healthy and no doubt to some, unappealing. My new breakfasts consisted of varying quantities of raw carrots, […]

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The Advantages of Drinking Less Coffee – One and A Half Months In

I was talking to someone in work about coffee drinking. I mentioned how great it is for firing up the system when needed. She drinks five or six cups a day. She has one in the evening too, a few hours out from bedtime. I’ve only met a few people who drink that much coffee. […]

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Some Direct Talking Inspiration From Jimmy Carter

I recently watched the Minimalist’s documentary Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things. It’s inspirational and it helped keep the fire lit under me as I sell many of my possessions. It was a clip in the documentary of Jimmy Carter addressing the nation in 15 July 1979 and a reminder of same on Twitter, […]

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