Saturday, September 04, 2010

I Need to Want Less


I thank Good, the most gruntled of magazines, for pointing me to Erin Hanson's project, "Need to Want Less."

I think this is a wonderful personal discipline, and a real help in simplifying your own life.

I think wanting less is a likely path to happiness. I am more confident that it is, at least indirectly, a path to meaningfulness, because it helps you weed out the unnecessary things in your own life.

3 comments:

peter hoh said...

Here's another perspective on the issue of stuff.

Gruntled said...

I like the idea implicit in this critique, Peter: husband more.

Anonymous said...

In 2008, 105 hate crime incidents against Muslims were reported nationwide. There were 10 times as many incidents that were recorded as anti-Jewish during the same year, the most recent for which figures are available.( Noel Shepard)

A little context.