“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” – Epictetus
A while back I wrote that I was trying to streamline by getting rid of some of my unnecessary possessions. They do seem to pile up, don’t they? Well, my purging lasted for about a month – I donated old clothes, appliances, televisions, etc., and felt utterly organized, possessing only a few extraneous items stored in my basement. Well, now for some reason, I’ve started accumulating more things again.
That’s when I wish I could be more like my boyfriend, whose sole possessions pretty much fit in two trips in his truck. (Funny side note: I gave him one, yes one drawer, and that is all he frigging needed!) Ummm, when I moved, I think I had something close to 50 boxes that were hauled in a huge 20’ (?) moving truck. That’s in addition to all my furniture!
Or my sister, who never seems to want anything. This is why she is affectionately called Yoda by my dear friend, Hang. She is just so dang wise. Those of you who know her know what I’m talking about!
Anyway, that is why the both of them are such fantastic influences on me, because in this very materialistic world of conspicuous consumption, I try every day to truly get what the true meaning of wealth really is.