Now reading (The Book Thread)

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  1. river

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    HERAKLES ( Through the Pillars Of ) .

    Greco-Roman , Exploration of the Atlantic .
     
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  3. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Reading the OT (Bible) - I don’t think I’ve read this in its entirety - word for word.

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    The Minimalists: Essential Essays - if you’re familiar with Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus - they gave up their corporate jobs and consumerist ways and found peace and joy in living in a minimalistic way. They’re popular on social media and give conferences on how to become a minimalist.

    Quick read but filled with great life lessons and why we get bogged down with “stuff.” I’m in the process of selling much of the jewelry I don’t wear and next ...cleaning out my bedroom closet.

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  5. river

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    Both it seems are wealthy enough to do this minimalistic life .
     
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  7. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Hi river!

    Well, the minimalist life is a mindset...what's interesting to note about these two guys is that while they were very successful (financially), they got very caught up with consumerism and found themselves in a lot of debt. They were depressed, and while they seemed to enjoy their careers, the wealth that they accumulated began to erode their happiness. (Well, how they were managing it, I should say.) Money doesn't make you happy or unhappy, it's how you handle it.

    So, they turned their lives around by working towards minimizing their lifestyle and stopping the crazy indulgent shopping behavior that was robbing them of happiness. I wouldn't say I'm gleaning any ground breaking ideas from the book, but I like the psychology behind it.
     
  8. river

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    Hi wegs

    Good enough .
     
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    HERAKLES ( Through the Pillars Of ) . Gibraltar .

    Greco-Roman , Exploration of the Atlantic .
     
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    The Age OF SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM ( The Fight For A Human Future At The New Frontier OF Power )
    By Shoshana Zuboff .

    How your behaviour , online , ( information about you , used without your consent ) is being used to manipulate your behaviour . And Google is at the forefront , and started this all .

    Google by some is the most powerful company in the World . Not just by worth , but by what it does with your information . Profiling .
     
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    And by this profiling directs ads towards you , makes more money . And it works .

    And share this profiling with others .
     

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