A visit from my Uncle Moto proved to be a lesson in living a simple life. Let me first introduce you to my Uncle, and then I’ll share his philosophy on life!
Got the picture? Now here’s how he lives a simple life:
No Cell Phone
Our first glimpse into his simple life was when he arrived at the airport, and we remembered that he didn’t have a cell phone. Moto’s philosophy, how important can it really be?
His cowboy boots are made for walkin’, and that’s exactly how he gets around. He’s not worried about rising gas prices!
No Cable TV or Satellite Dish
He believes in keeping his mind active by reading books and newspapers.
He says he has one, but I’m guessing it’s barely used and still runs Windows 98!
Happy, stress-free and debt free!
Moto’s life is like a scene from the 1950’s! Life in the 1950’s did not include cell phones or cable TV, and most families got by with just one car. Life was cheaper then, and Moto is on a mission to keep it that way!
Have you ever really thought about how much your family spends on electronics every month? Your weekly challenge is to add up your cell phone bill, cable or satellite bill and internet bill. If you are in debt and need to save money, maybe you should simplify your life and take a break from our wired world. Currently, we pay $250 a month for those luxuries vs. $57 in 1990 – makes me wish for a retro budget!
I’m not advocating that we all give up our cars, cell phones and cable tv, but there is something to be said for living a simple life!
Aren’t there days when you yearn for peace and quiet? Sadly, it takes a power outage to really get a break! We live in a wired world. Our lives are constantly interrupted by e-mails, phone calls and text messages. We’re lured by the computer to check the latest new happenings, sports scores, weather updates and e-mails. Although it’s nice to have access to constant information and instant updates, we’ve added to our stress level by never having a moment of rest and relaxation.
Remember when a vacation really used to be a vacation? You would give family and friends the phone number of the hotel for emergency purposes!
Don’t you have moments when you wish you were June Cleaver?