Until recently, being frugal was honored.
proud of doing things economically, of not wasting, of making do with
was available. This book will help you to be thrifty in ways your
would find familiar.
After that point, your precious life’s time—the
you’re born into the world with—is being used to procure things that
you restless and disappointed or may actually decrease your real
If you learn what “enough” is for you, you’ll keep better control of
time and yearn less after having more stuff.
It’s a fascinating challenge to see what is the
minimum you can lead a good life on—and it’s a lot less than most
imagine. It’s not necessary to be a fanatic, only thoughtful. Once your
necessities of food, shelter, and medical care have been met, an honest
evaluation of your experience will almost certainly show that, beyond a
certain point, most added expenditures bring decreasing returns of