The Happy Minimalist On Living The Simple Life

Back in 2009, I blogged about my Singaporean American friend Peter Lawrence’s self-published book, The Happy Minimalist – Financial Independence, Good Health, and A Better Planet for Us All. Now,  Kirsten Dirksen, co-founder of *faircompanies (a news/blog/video site focused on simple living) has produced a short documentary about him. Having been to Peter’s apartment before, I can see how the video really does portray Peter’s simple living with little possessions.

As I had mentioned before, I can’t even imagine living like him – but it definitely makes moving pretty easy. I do agree that having more money and more possessions doesn’t mean more happiness. But I think Id rather sleep in a bed and sit on a sofa than sleep on the floor in a sleeping bag and sit on the floor. Take a look at the video and see if you could really live like Peter!

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About John

I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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