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Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That Is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich

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Pros: Makes you rethink life

Cons: Makes you rethink life

This is a really great book for those of you who are looking for meaning in your life.  If you feel like you are running in circles this is perfect.  It really makes you take a look at priorities in your life and forces you into some deep thinking.

I was already a believer in this lifestyle before I read the book but I think it would be a good book for those out there searching.

I stated that the pros and cons were the same.  Sometimes its hard to really look at your life and this is that kind of book.

Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That Is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich
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When Voluntary Simplicity was first published in 1981, it quickly became recognized as a powerful and visionary work in the emerging dialogue over sustainable ways of living. Now, more than ten years later and with many of the planet's environmental stresses having become more urgent than ever, Duane Elgin has revised and updated his revolutionary book.Voluntary Simplicity is not a book about living in poverty; it is a book about living with balance. It illuminates the pattern of changes that an increasing number of Americans are making in their everyday lives -- adjustments in day-to-day living that are an active, positive response to the complex dilemmas of our time. By embracing, either partially or totally, the tenets of voluntary simplicity -- frugal consumption, ecological awareness, and personal growth -- people can change their lives. And in the process, they have the power to change the world. First published in 1981, Voluntary Simplicity was instantly recognized as a visionary work. The New York Times called it "seminal"; the Wall Street Journal noted that it was "considered the movement's Bible." Revised in 1993 to address the trend toward downshifting, this pertinent book helps us to adjust our thoughts, habits, and goals and embrace the key elements of simplicity: frugal consumption, ecological awareness and personal growth.

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Release Date1998-10-21
EAN9780688121198
LabelQuill (William Morrow)
List Price$12.95
ManufacturerQuill (William Morrow)
PublisherQuill (William Morrow)
StudioQuill (William Morrow)
Number Of Items1
LanguagesEnglish
ISBN0688121195
AuthorDuane Elgin
Number Of Pages240
Publication Date1998-11-04
EditionRevised
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