Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying.
The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things. ― Elise Boulding
I sent over four sentences, with the last sentence being about my frugal and minimalistic tendencies.
I didn’t think anyone would really read the blurb. I definitely didn’t think anyone would remember that I am a frugalist from the blurb. But I had someone comment on it the other day to me. We were chatting about restaurants and he recommended a really amazing Pakistani restaurant and he added, ‘You are a frugalist, right? This restaurant is cheap as hell, right up your alley.’
In the past, the fear of being judged always stopped me from sharing a lot of detail about my life.
Slowly, through the help of Thenix and my blog, I am opening up again. I am telling more and more people who I am, what I like, what I am doing with my life, where I am going and so on. It is such a weird experience for me to be so open. It feels great. And at times like this, when someone comes up to me and tries to help me with my goals in conversation, I feel even more grateful to be alive and sharing my experiences with everyone.
In addition to getting advice and support, I am surprised at how infrequently I am judged for what I am doing.
Maybe once a month, I will get someone who disagrees with the way I do things, and who judges me for who I am. But interestingly enough, if that happens, I am instantly supported and buoyed up by my readers, my friends, my family, my lovely Thenix, and everyone else around me.
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