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Simple Manifesto #36 – Learn what “enough” is

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This is part of our series on The Simple Living Manifesto. We invite you to join us on the journey.

The 36th idea in the manifesto is:

Learn what “enough” is. Our materialistic society today is about getting more and more, with no end in sight. Sure, you can get the latest gadget, and more clothes and shoes. More stuff. But when will you have enough? Most people don’t know, and thus they keep buying more. It’s a neverending cycle. Get off the cycle by figuring out how much is enough. And then stop when you get there.

UPDATE: sorry, I forgot to finish my thoughts on this before leaving town and it auto posted.

Imagine if you will…

A perfect garden for you and your spouse.

You live in perfect harmony with each other and all of creation.

You can have and do anything you want and all your needs are met by the gardener.

There’s only one catch — there’s one tree in the garden that you’ve been told not to touch and not to eat from,

Remember all your needs and wants are met — but there’s still the fruit from that one tree that you can’t/don’t have..

What do you do? Do you stay strong realizing that enough is enough? Or do you give in and grab hold of that shiny, lucious, juicy fruit?

Will you be able to restrain yourself? Or give into the temptation?

Is enough really enough?

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