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    On Oct 24, 2014 Bradley wrote:

     As I have reflected more on simplicity, I began contemplating needs vs. wants. And within this, there are spiritual and physical aspects. I need a (paying) job, but I really don't want one. Almost all of my wants are becoming more and more spiritual, or something that cannot be touched. But, I need many of my wants because my wants are what gives my life purpose. My wanting to serve others; wanting to be spread kindness; wanting to be a teacher. Is the place to live at the intersection of wants and needs? Simplicity to me is when wants = needs <3


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    On Oct 24, 2014 david doane wrote:

     Bradley -- I hope you don't mind a response.  What you say is the other way around, ie, you want a paying job, you really don't need one.  I think it's great that so many of your wants are important and meaningful to you.  I like the thought that simplicity is when wants = needs.  My needs are very few, and it probably would be good for me if my wants would = my needs.  Maybe someday I'll be that way.  


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    On Oct 29, 2014 AJ wrote:

     Love your thoughts!  Thank you!


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