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Living Simply, an attitude
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"I want to live simply. I want to sit by the window when it rains and read books I'll never be tested on. I want to pain because I want to, not because I've got something to prove. I want to listen to the my body, fall asleep when the moon is high and wake slowly, with no place to rush off to. I want to not be governed by money or clocks or any of the artificial restraints that humanity imposes on itself. I just want to be, boundless and infinite."
Living simply is an attitude. We are or we aren't. If we are then our choices and decisions reflect that. If we aren't then clutter invades all the spaces in our lives.
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