Philosophy Archive

  • Well even I don’t call myself a minimalist, but…

    Tweet I hear this starter sentence a lot: Even I don’t call myself a minimalist, but even I… [insert minimalist-ish sentence here]   Examples of minimalist-ish sentences: …”don’t own more than 5 shirts” …”don’t have a toaster oven” …”don’t have a couch” ….”don’t like to travel […]

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  • Quote of the Month: Margaret Mead

    Tweet “A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Mead American Cultural Anthropologist

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  • Quote of the Month: Elbert Hubbard

    Tweet “To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing” – Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist and philosopher

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  • How much is too much? Is it ever enough?

    Tweet I’ve always wondered if there were rules concerning how many clothes or laptops were enough. To be fair, no one needs more than a couple of outfits a week and a laptop per person (if one at all), but with such an overabundance available […]

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  • Time: Considering the Past, Living in the Present and Planning for the Future

    Time: Considering the Past, Living in the Present and Planning for the Future

    Tweet I started thinking about the concept of time when I came across this quote by Soren Kierkegaard: Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. We live in the present (obviously) but we have so much tied into the past […]

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