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The Value of Simplicity

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It’s no secret, that I love tech and all kinds of gadgets, and sometimes being known as the guy with the electric car might make one want to act how people see you, not how you see yourself.

In Self Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson says “It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”

It seems somewhat crazy that in the past two days, I have opted to walk to and from work. 5km each way, with no headsets, just me and my thoughts.

Taxi pass by and people offer me lifts but I politely say no thanks and keep going.

It might seem embarrassing for some but I’m perfectly fine with it.

Stoicism teaches us the value of finding joy in simple pleasures, valuing relationships, and not getting overly attached to material possessions or societal status.

While it’s just walking, these walks help me appreciate what I have and the joy and simplicity of life because of what I don’t have.

If you reading this I hope you take a moment to find joy and pleasure in the simple things in your life. Have a great Tuesday.

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