Thought it might be good to update this thread with some additional thoughts about simplicity.
- Simplicity means choosing our path through life consciously, deliberately, and of our own accord.
- As a path that emphasizes freedom, a choiceful simplicity also means staying focused, diving deep, and not being distracted by consumer culture. It means consciously organizing our lives so that we give our "true gifts" to the world -- which is to give the essence of ourselves.
- Simplicity means to feel such a sense of kinship with others that we "choose to live simply so that others may simply live."
- Simplicity means to choose ways of living that touch the Earth more lightly and that reduce our ecological footprint.
From Alternatives for Simple Living