Often a reason people shy away from simplicity is they are worried they will be denying themselves. And who wants to live with denial.
But as we can’t buy everything we want, do everything we want, and go everywhere we want we are all living in denial. But, if you choose, then you get to decide which is most important and most enjoyable to you.
Now you can pretend you can do it all and make yourself crazy. Or you can admit your limits and make actual choices.
And you’ll find not a feeling of denial, but a feeling of peace. Of contentment. Of fulfillment.
"Simplicity of life, even the barest, is not a misery, but the very foundation of refinement; a sanded floor and whitewashed walls and the green trees, and flowery meads, and living waters outside." – William Morris