"It's not bad to own fine things that you like. What you need are things that you GENUINELY like. Things that you cherish, that enhance your existence in the world. The rest is dross..."
"...do not 'economize.' Please. That is not the point. The economy is clearly insane. Even its champions are terrified by it now. It's melting the North Pole. So 'economization' is not your friend. Cheapness can be value-less. Voluntary simplicity is, furthermore, boring. Less can become too much work.
"The items that you use incessantly, the items you employ every day, the normal, boring goods that don't seem luxurious or romantic: these are the critical ones. They are truly central. The everyday object is the monarch of all objects. It's in your time most, it's in your space most. It is 'where it is at,' and it is 'what is going on.'"
Image: Northwest Cure participant Wig3000