In this TED Talk , Graham Hill discusses how having less could make us happier. He explores the idea of limiting our living space and possessions in order to live freer, more environmentally friendly, happier lives. He suggests following three rules to achieve this; number one, edit what you own, throw away anything you no longer need. Number two; the smaller the better, be practical to avoid having too much of something. Number three; think multifunctional, stick to things which can be used in many ways.
So, here are some things for you to think about;
Graham suggests that when we are away from our possessions – while staying in a hotel, camping or backpacking – things are simpler and easier, do you agree? Do you feel that your time is limited by your possessions? If you had fewer things, would you feel freer?
Would you want to live in a small, convertible house? Do you think this would make things more convenient? Or would you feel annoyed about the lack of space and separation?
Do you think nowadays we have more than we need? Are all our possession really necessary? Why do you chose to buy certain things? Do you think we lose appreciation for things because we have so many possessions? Would limiting our belongings help us value the things we own more?
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