I've been hoping for some dialogue on this topic, but so far there has been none, but I'm still hopeful. I've recently stumbled on a wonderful website that I want to share with people. the URL is http://www.simpleliving.net/default.asp
I found this interesting article on simple living that I want to share and hopefully hear from others as to their thoughts:
Here are some questions for which Simplicity is still a great answer...
How can I have time for what is important to me?
What can middle class folks do about economic injustice?
I always have more month than money -- how can I get out of debt?
I want to do something for the earth (in my copious spare time)... what can I do?
I just had a baby. My boss wants me back now. How can I afford to be a mom?
My wife and I both work. We have no time for lovin'. What's the answer?
The Simplicity Forum is an invitational leadership alliance of academics and authors, activist and artists, educators and entrepreneurs who seek to promote simplicity in our work, and seek to practice it in our lives. We are working together to honor simple, just and sustainable ways of life.
Simplicity is a growing trend in the United States and other industrial countries. Millions of people (by some estimates over 50 million) are trying to slow down, work meaningfully, be engaged in relationships, family and community, get out of debt and reduce wasteful consumption. Each of them feels alone. All of them do what they can as individuals in a commercial climate pushing them to consume more. The Simplicity Forum honors these valiant personal efforts -- and intends to organize this invisible constituency to actively work towards changing both the culture and the policies that drive over-work and over-consumption.