It is still far too easy to berate myself for all the years I wasted using Saturday as a day of spending. How I would trawl the thrift shops or other places and spend on whatever took my fancy.
I live a considerably little life now, and by jingo how I prefer it. I have come to realise that anyone who needs to be on the go all the time, experiencing new, different, expensive things, or changing jobs every two minutes, or having to live life in a case on constant flux, isn't anyone I could relate to any more. I have been criticised in the past for living a so-called little life, but I don't care. And I don't see it that way.
As the quote says:
If a person has to be busy every minute of the day, filling their lives with endless merry-go-round behaviours of wanting more, or wanting constant change, or moving house, city and state every two minutes then I believe they have lost their ability to use their imagination. And I put a lot of value on imagination!
I also want to ask "What are they running from?" What have you got to hide?
If you are changing constantly to escape from yourself, well that isn't ever going to happen. The only change can come from inside. Otherwise it's same shi*, different location!
In fact these days I love criticism.Whilst I may pull a momentary face, I love the opportunity to consider why I am being criticised for wanting so little. I am proud of myself. I did shop far too much, I did fill my life with endless decoys, and I was not satisfied. I knew change HAD to happen. And it did.
Don't let anyone criticise you for liking and wanting the so-called small things in life. Because in my eyes, (and yes I know I am a reformed spender), this is a far more satisfying way to living a peaceful life.
Getting rid of the decoys, some more pathetic, pointless and self-worth sapping than others, was the best things I ever did.
I know this every day of my life!