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Thoughts on “Minimalism: Living a Meaningful Life” 8/6/2012

For the next 7 weeks, starting on Monday 8/6, I am going to read a book called “Minimalism: Live A Meaningful Life” by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. I am reading one chapter a week (as suggested) and see where I end up. I want to invite you to join me for the next 7 weeks if it sounds interesting to you. Post what jumps out at you, I would love to compare notes!

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Day 2 of Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life

Chapter one focuses on the problem the book want to address: Discontentment

“We didn’t wake up one morning and say, gee, everything was fine yesterday, but today I am unhappy. Discontentment doesn’t work that way. Rather, it’s a slow burn; it’s a pernicious problem that creeps into your life after years of subtle dissatisfaction.”

I am very rarely content. It seems like I am always restless. I have made important changes in my life and I really do love my life, but I am very rarely content. I always want more. I guess the question is: What do I want more of?

What are your thought on contentment in life?