And I'm assuming he has the world's best landlord, because he never has to fix anything in his apartment.
Don't worry haters, if you do the 100-item challenge, I'll let you count your knee-jerk contempt and your misplaced bile as only one item. Whattaguy!
He's cheating. Just because it's digital doesn't mean it's a non-entity.
This minimalism movement sure seems to rely on those of us who still have material things to fill in the gaps for these people.
Whose flour is she using? Mine or hers? She can stay if she brings her own flour.
Sacrifice is never easy. Until the decision is taken it seems almost impossible. Not physically impossible but requiring an act of will that we refuse to make. Once a wealthy lady in one of Ouspensky's groups, about 1923, said in the weekly meeting that she wanted at all costs to be free from herself and asked if she could do anything about it. Ouspensky asked her to name some possession to which she was particularly attached. "Yes," she said, "I have a Dresden tea set that belonged to my grandmother and is still intact." Ouspensky said: "Break one of the cups and you will know what it is like to be free." Next week she returned in tears and almost hysterical saying that she had tried a dozen times and could not bring herself to do it. Ouspensky's dry comment was: "So you see this desire for freedom is not worth one cup." His purpose was to show her what she could not do, not to make her ruin her tea set
J.G. Bennett, Transformation
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