Here’s another short movie I came across by searching randomly through Netflix, and Jeff and I were pleasantly surprised when we watched it last night.
Aside from making us want to sell what little we have and hit the road, I think it brings up some really great concepts about the society we live in, and how your success is measured by how much stuff you have and how big your house is. I think it’s naive to think that this movement is going to take off and really change the way people live (people love their stuff too much), but I think it can inspire those people that have thought about simplifying their life to actually do it.
It also reminded me of when I was in Haiti and I came to the realization that you really don’t need a lot to get through life. I had a bunk bed with a backpack of clothes, and it was all I needed. We get so wrapped up in having all these nice comforts (like my amazing craft desk!) that we often forget we don’t need these things. Not saying we shouldn’t have them, just that we should all appreciate how much we really do have.
I will say that the idea of retiring into a tiny house with Jeff and settling down on some large tract of land with amazing views is something I could see us doing…