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Niall Ferguson: The 6 killer apps of prosperity

Over the past few centuries, Western cultures have been very good at creating general prosperity for themselves. Historian Niall Ferguson asks: Why the West, and less so the rest? 48 more words


Wear a uniform, not fashion

As I’ve simplified my wardrobe over time, I’ve moved more and more towards wearing what I call a “uniform”, instead of what fashion tells me to wear. 487 more words

Voluntary Simplicity

Millennials' Inverted Reality

Baby Boomers created Millennials. Why can’t Boomers understand the inverted reality Millennials find themselves in?


The black parchment above extends,

And upon it, a luminescent braille that tells the story of our kind.

Run your sight along the page

And feel the stir within; 110 more words



The price of living a comfortable lifestyle extends far beyond the figure on a price tag. The seemingly meaningless decisions we make on a daily basis cause suffering and destruction. 94 more words

Consumer Society

Five Things You Think You Need, But You Don't

Not long ago, my wife and I felt like our family was on The Great Hamster Wheel to nowhere. Maybe you feel that way, too. You’re spending a ton of time and effort to earn a paycheck so you can give your family “the good life.” And now you have a lovely home and some neat toys, but you’re often too tired, too stressed, or too busy to truly enjoy it all. 1,327 more words

Tim Gatewood reblogged this on Memphis Service Ministries and commented:

Here is some true wisdom, especially number 5!