"Frugality" suggests a choice. "Poverty" does not.
Jocelyn Campbell wrote:
Great thread and amazing story.
I keep trying to live more simply and humbly...and while I've made some little in roads, I think I still have a long way to go. It's really tough to untangle the social conditioning.
Hasn't there been press, or maybe even a thread here on permies, about the US happiness quotient? Somehwere, somebody wants us to track a GDH where H = happiness instead of the GDP (gross domestic product). While I think that's never going to fly, I understand the point.
There seems to be some correlation with the more we make and the more we spend and the lower our happiness. Countries where folks live in mud huts and barely have enough food have far higher happiness than us Americans.
What kind of corn soldier are you? And don't say "kernel" - that's only for this tiny ad:
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