/ All your possessions....
There was a time when I could do this easily, probably up until I bought a house and was effectively living in one room as a renter. I'd now struggle to do it with just my shed!
It's pretty fascinating that people live with so little or perhaps the greater insight is that we, in the West, have too much unnecessary stuff.
How much "stuff" do you live with? Could you go back to living with less, maybe even half your current possessions?
Currently all my stuff fits comfortably into a small (13ft) caravan and less than half of the awning. Still have some unnecessary stuff.Which reminds me, i need a clear out.
I remember a thread on here a while ago where people listed their "climbing attire" , OCD came to mind ;-)
"Climbing attire" - whats that?
I had a big clearout when I moved house last year, but I still have loads of stuff - too much, probably.
The most telling thing from the pictures is that they all have a TV.
When I was working in Mumbai I was shocked to see how common mobile phones were but it makes sense in emerging economies to skip the massive infrastructure upgrade to install landlines to all residential properties and just jump straight to the mobile phone where set-up costs are a lot less and the customer doesn't even need a fixed address (for PAYG) therefore it's available to everyone (cost permitting).
> When I was working in Mumbai I was shocked to see how common mobile phones were
Last time I was in Jamaica I was chatting to a guy living under a plastic sheet strung out between trees on the beach who seemed to own more or less what he stood up in...but still had a state of the art phone, way more up to date than mine anyway.
Could easily lose half the posessions not including books, but losing half the books... that would be hard.
wow, they have even less 'just in case' stored plastic containers than me and they are using / need all theirs.
I wanna be efficient like they are , accumulation of crap is an endless area of argument in our house
And how does he transport all that, because it won't go in that little trailer?
He could save some space with a flat screen TV. :-)
I see a lot of homeless people on phones, but then again a lot of the beggers you see on the streets are actually quite comfortable with houses.
Probably worth looking further into why a lot of homeless people have phones - a lot of it isn't to do with them having houses and living in the lap of luxury whilst fleecing us hardworking taxpayers etc etc mail rant etc etc, but more to do with that having a PAYG phone means you're contactable - otherwise, if you're on the street, a lot of your structures fall apart completely as you can't be contacted and vice versa.
> "Climbing attire" - whats that?
Not sure,but isn't it how you get into the cab of a tractor?
After I finished uni in 1993 I emigrated (didn't work out) with all my worldly goods in a backpack (apart from my comics (good stuff: Hellblazer, The Sandman, Watchmen, Miracleman..) which were kept at my dad's house).
When I returned, I had less & no money!
I have stuff now!
I have something like two to three thousand books. I would be loathe to get rid of more than about two-thirds of them.
I have a great book from maybe the mid-90s that a couple of photographers and writers made by travelling around the world and photographing families with all of their possessions outside their homes, and then doing some interviews and write-ups about their lives.
Really interesting book, I'd highly recommend it.
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