Many of us love our stuff.  We accumulate it and it takes up space in our homes.  Sometimes I consider individuals living in poverty in foreign countries.  Some of these individuals do not have homes but live outdoors on the streets or in tents or other temporary housing, others are fortunate to have “one” of things; one pair of shoes, one nice piece of clothing and another to rotate, one pair of socks etc.  I go through my household and look at all of the unnecessary things that we’ve created in American society as needs.  Do I really need a pasta maker, a blender, a toaster oven and a toaster?  Could I do without these things?  The individuals in foreign countries would be amazed and perhaps embarrassed by the amount of consumption in America today. Is it possible to simplify and be just as happy?

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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