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All of the Broken Camels…

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like” – Will Smith

Did Will Smith really say that? Can’t be true. Turns out there is a website dedicated to figuring that kind of thing out here.  Who knew?

In Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner she shares the following tale: “An Arabian anecdote speaks of a man who loads his camel with a staggering amount of goods for the market. He piles, piles, piles and piles more until finally, one single wisp of straw sends the camel crashing down. The camel has broken it’s back”.

Have you taken a look around? The broken backs that surround you?

We’ve grown tired. Full SUV’s pulling into full garages attached to full homes. Full calendars and full work schedules.

But is it leading to a full life?

We have clothes, we have food, we have a roof over our heads. And we are stressed?

Will one more piece of straw finally tip the happiness scale?

Does it strengthen the case for minimalism?

Does your “stuff” make you happy or weigh you down?


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