Posted: 12 Sep 2011 09:25 AM PDT
Post written by Leo Babauta.
Often we think of having very little as a hardship.
It’s bad to be poor, right? It’s not easy struggling with low wages, with debt, with scarcity.
And while all that is true, it’s also not true.
There can be joy in getting rid of things, in living with less, in freeing yourself of debt and possessions. It’s all in your mindset.
I grew up poor, and it wasn’t long ago that I was struggling with an income that was too low to meet my mounting bills and debt payments. One of the worst times of my life, actually.
But as I worked to eliminate my debt, I learned to live with less. And I learned that it can be a wonderful thing.
Struggle is hard, no matter how you paint it. But living in scarcity doesn’t have to be struggle. That’s completely up to you.