Living a simpler life with less benefits self and others.
I currently only have a limited one gigabyte of bandwidth a month as an internet connection, which means I have to be careful how I use it. Two thirds of the month of May is gone, and I have used up half my allocation.
I note that when people have more than they need, they become lazy, wasteful and greedy; they take for granted the food, water, health and money they have in abundance. When resources are limited then people wake up, they suddenly appreciate the value of what they have. Those with a fast broadband connection can download every Batman film that was created without breaking a sweat, but just one Batman film would wipe my internet connection out for the month.
No longer can I watch YouTube videos, or create a daily blog post. I have filtered out all images. For news I daily visit a text list of RSS news headings. I today discovered the joy of free wifi hotspots, and I will use that newly discovered pleasure to increase my activity on WordPress.
From a business point of view I have sufficient internet capacity to run my business, but my personal life has become simpler now I no longer have instant fast internet connections. No longer can I watch the latest Game of Thrones episode, now it is a game of Mahjong Titans on my laptop, my brain loves me for it. My monthly internet and telephone expenses has been cut by two thirds, so my bank balance is healthier. I can appreciate the little I have with greater value, than so many people who take their lucky abundance for granted.
The people in authority have power over us since they have convinced us we are in need, to buy consumer junk with money we should be saving to satisfy a needy hunger that can never be satiated, thus always we are in poverty, unhappy, and in conflict with ourselves, each other and nature. The choice is ours to step off the merry-go-round, to live with less rather than more.