I do love how fast this crochets up and how interesting it is to change colors and stitch patterns.
I knew Becker was onto something I need to pay attention to when I read this:. Ask yourself, Am I buying too much stuff because deep down I think it will insulate me from the harms of a chancy world? And if so, what is that costing me? I don't know if that means a lot without the context of his discussion on what motivates us to accumulate too much stuff, but when I read that I knew he had me. This is exactly what's going on when I buy something I don't really need (or sometimes don't even want) to buy. It's the 'scarcity' mentality that causes the logical part of my brain to just turn off (or get staticky). So much more from Joshua Becker here at http://www.becomingminimalist.com/
Aside from the personal benefit of having a book I don't have to return the library, I feel better about buying a book on minimalism (an action that is completely antithetical to the whole point of paring down) because Becker is using the proceeds of this book to fund The Hope Effect - nonprofit organization created to meet the needs of orphans. I'm in no way associated with Becker or The Hope Effect. I will be doing more personal homework, but today I'm just passing along some information I've dug up as I've become intrigued by Becker's message and how he is living out his passions and life purpose as a result of clearing out that which is just distraction.
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