Alain de Botton
Us RUDE Guys still buy the weekend newspapers. It is a simple but not so cheap pleasure at $13. In the quote above Mr de Botton reminds us to take care with what we absorb from reading a newspaper.
We like to think we do and are mindful to read between the lines. The following article, titled Simple Life Trumps My Bad News Feed in today’s The Age Insight on page 25, has inspired this blog post. It’s a gem and recommended reading for all those hankering for a simpler life. A beautiful reminder of the simple pleasures in a rural show, a Punch and Judy puppet booth, a picnic on a rug and homegrown and/or homemade produce.
RUDE Girl has just finished reading Frugal Hedonism [refer book cover in image below]. Basically the book, like the above article, is reflective in this blog post’s title, Simple Pleasures.
I borrowed it from the local library because I do not buy books. It was a really easy read and written with some quick witted humour thrown in. Clive Hamilton’s forward is brilliant.
The book is not a How To instruction manual. It is more an inspirational and compact reference guide. I do recommend it. However most die-hard frugals will already be well versed in its wisdoms.
For RUDE Girl is refreshing to know that a younger generation is writing about something that I am passionate about.
“When I look around it’s pretty obvious who are the most freest people in our communities – the ones who have escaped the prison of consumerism and money-hunger.” Clive Hamilton / Author
Make the money hunger go away by filling up on simple pleasures. Beat The Man!!