Some Thoughts on Downsizing (& books)

If you didn’t have so much goddamn  stuff, you wouldn’t need a house. You could just walk around all the time.
– George Carlin

Simple and true.
If we didn’t have so much stuff, we could just grab our coats and go. Anytime. Walk some other pavements of this planet.

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You are not wrong

“It’s no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
– Krishnamurti

Nobody has to list the things, the obvious things, which are ‘wrong’ in this world. We already know, we’ve seen it; the violence, the pollution, the oppression, the hunger, the waste, the hatred, the abuse, the corruption, the boredom and then some reality TV. Without these, our newspapers might be blank sheets of paper, or just one extensive weather forecast.

So at this stage, “what the hell is wrong with this world?”, sure seems like an appropriate question.

Today I felt like spelling it out: Regardless of what you have been told before:
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“Jack of all trades – master of none”

Jacks of all trades, generalists, “Hans Dampf in allen Gassen”, whatever you might choose to call it; if you have no idea what I am talking about – I am referring to those kinds of people who are reasonably competent with a variety of skills, but who don’t stick out in a particular one. It’s almost like a trade-off; either be reasonably good at many things or master one (or a few) particular skill(s). Being a generalist as opposed to being a specialist. If you find yourself having an exceptionally long list of passions and interests that also seems to be subject to constant transformation …you might want to start calling yourself a “Jack” also. Other potential symptoms? Continue reading