Monday, August 28, 2006

Less is Best – The UnAmerican Dream

Nobody needs a 6,000 or 4,000 square foot house or a 2,000 square foot house. What you need is a little thing just big enough to have your body with a roof over it.
- Jeff Paul, extremely successful direct marketing expert

I believe most Americans are caught up in a perpetual race to see who can accumulate the biggest pile of stuff. “Bigger is better” seems to be the unofficial national motto.

Well, I’ve decided not to play this game. “Less is best’ is my motto.

Here’s my dream lifestyle: Beyond the standard necessities of life, I’d be happy living in a trailer and driving a beater. Better yet, I’d replace the car for a good pair of running shoes and a bike.

Why would anyone desire such an unAmerican lifestyle?

NOTE: This is the first of a series of posts from the BB archives.


Doctor Rick said...

Your using archived material!?

Anyways,that's the American Dream - to accomplish. In accomplishment, opportunity is met. If garnering things is ones wish so be it.

The opposite notion would be the liberal notion: to share and help those who wish not help themselves. There is nothing wrong with accumulating what interests you.

Brandon H said...

It doesn't matter what you think. What matters is that you are free to think it and live it. If someone can get a big house legally great! If you wanna work at Wendy's and live in a trailer, great!

That is the beauty of America. The problem is that both libs and cons want to impose their 'beliefs' on the rest of us and better yet not follow their own laws and regulations. The Rule of Law was suppose to be the thing that set us apart from is only the veneer of freedom that keeps the populace from realizing how corrupt the US government is...and god help us if they ever pull back that veil.

"A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers.... The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth." - Aldous Huxley