Timeless Simplicity : Creative Living in a Consumer Society Paperback
by John Lane
This is a book about simplicity - not destitution, parsimoniousness or self-denial, but the restoration of wealth in the midst of an affluence in which we are starving the spirit.
It is a book about the advantages of living a less cluttered, less stressful life than that which has become the norm in the overcrowded and manic-paced consuming nations.
It is a book about having less and enjoying more, enjoying time to do the work you love, enjoying time to spend with your family, enjoying time to pursue creative projects, enjoying time for good eating, enjoying time just to be.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages, 7 woodcuts
- Publisher: Green Books
- Publication Date: 01/01/2001
- Category: Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9781903998007
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Review by jaine9
This book gave me a lot to think about."This book is about simplicity - not destitution, nor parsimoniousness, not self-denial - but the restoration of wealth in the midst of an affluence in which we are starving the spirit... Another theme of the book concerns the future of our home, the Earth."If these are issues that have concerned you in any way then I recommend this book. You may not agree with everything John Lane has to say but it will certainly give you food for thought.
Review by TraceyChick
I have just finished reading this and was hooked from the first paragraph of the introduction. This is a book about simplicity-not destitution, not parsimoniousness, not self-denial-but the restoration of wealth in the midst of an affluence in which we are starving of the spirit. It is a book about the advantages of living a less cluttered, stressful life than that which many of us now live, in the over-crowded and manic-paced consuming nations.If any of you are feeling that you need to find a slower pace of life, I recommend that you read this as a good starting point. It is only just over 100 pages long and is a gentle but absorbing read. The book is organised into 6 chapters and covers subjects such as how to reduce expenditure, adopting a positive attitude and following your bliss.It has taken me many years of struggling and a recent severe bout of depression for me to finally start to make positive changes to my life. I have given up my job and begun to take pleasure in performing simple activities such as cooking and knitting. These combined with my love of reading and desire to write and I finally feel that I am living the life I should be.What could you be doing?