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  1. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    13 Mar '16 10:44 / 1 edit
    It's interesting in our capitalistic world where our status is measured solely by the amount of stuff we own, that the many very successful people such as Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs (when he was with us), Bill Gates, Howard Schultz and others choose to simplify their lives as much as possible. One of the ways they do this is by wearing the same kind of clothes everyday. Perhaps Henry David Thoreau's writings on simplicity are more important than people realize.

    http://everydaypowerblog.com/2015/10/14/5-reasons-why-successful-people-wear-the-same-clothing-every-day/

    http://mashable.com/2014/11/17/mark-zuckerberg-and-other-insanely-successful-people-wear-the-same-thing-every-day-and-for-good-reason/#srSzRSpmluqq

    http://www.becomingminimalist.com/wear-one/
  2. 13 Mar '16 11:51
    Originally posted by bill718
    It's interesting in our capitalistic world where our status is measured solely by the amount of stuff we own, that the many very successful people such as Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs (when he was with us), Bill Gates, Howard Schultz and others choose to simplify their lives as much as possible. One of the ways they do this is by wearing the same kind of clot ...[text shortened]... thing-every-day-and-for-good-reason/#srSzRSpmluqq

    http://www.becomingminimalist.com/wear-one/
    Why do you care bill?

    Who cares how "the world" views you?
  3. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    13 Mar '16 15:28
    Originally posted by whodey
    Why do you care bill?

    Who cares how "the world" views you?
    Who cares how "the world" views you?

    That's just the point Whodey, many people "care" a great deal how the world views them. That's why guys spend big bucks on all the right electronic toys, mostly to impress their friends, and women spend hours in front of a mirror stressing over their looks, just to impress others...while most really successful people wear the same thing everyday because their focus is on their business, NOT their possessions.
  4. 13 Mar '16 19:24 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by bill718
    It's interesting in our capitalistic world where our status is measured solely by the amount of stuff we own,
    Some people do measure status that way, but certainly not everyone, and measuring status that way is a choice. Status can be obtained in a variety of other ways as well, and many of us are reasonably happy pursuing our own dreams rather than pursuing status. If you really want to see happiness stop looking at the very rich and look at the people who chose happiness over riches. Looking at the very rich might be a good way to learn more about how to get rich. It isn't the best place to look to learn more about being happy.