Living Simply

Lizzi Brandt, Writer

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It is not often that Americans live simply in any way, shape, or form.  We like to have the best, the biggest, and the most amazing things we can find.  This is not true for some, but for the most part, we like to “one up” each other with things we have.

The juniors at Wolsey-Wessington high school have been learning more about how others are living their lives simple and working on minimizing their clutter.  One of the ways they are learning these methods, is through reading Henry David Throeau’s article called, Our life is frittered away by details… simplify, simplify.  This article explains how Throeau went into the woods and stayed in a cabin with only essential items to survive.

Another method of living simply is through the Konmari method.  Marie Kondo created this method, who has a show on Netflix called Tidying with Marie Kondo.  Marie’s method is separated by categories of organizing. If something sparks joy in you, you keep it, and if the item does not spark joy, you need to thank it and dispose of it.

Whatever lifestyle you live, having a simple life can benefit us all in some way.  This is why everyone should go out and watch Marie Kondo’s show or read Throeau’s articles.  It does not matter how you do it, just live life simply.

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