Ever since I went to India, I have been slowly realizing that I really don’t need all that I have – I could live with so much less and still be happy. I would be perfectly fine sleeping out in the open without a mattress or pillows, using a pump for water, showering outside, and not having many of our modern conveniences. It seems to me that for everyone to have these things would, and is very hard on the environment.
It also detracts from what really matters in life – actually living it. As a result of everyone in the west being so consumed with having a “comfortable” lifestyle, they have also sacrificed a good portion of their lives to work constantly in office jobs corporate jobs etc, to make more money, to buy things they don’t need at all. As the quote in Fight Club goes; the stuff you own, ends up owning you.
I don’t want to live my life this way. It’s a fucking rat race and I don’t want to be apart of it.