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Of Asceticism/Minimalism

PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:46 am
by Gloominary
I don't want much in life, if anything, I want to learn how to make do with less.

Re: Of Minimalism

PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:47 am
by Gloominary
I find condiments are often more trouble than they're worth, so I want to eat without even butter, oil and salt, just cook with water, eat plain, whole foods.

Re: Of Minimalism

PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:53 am
by Gloominary
For most people, their challenge is to attain more money and things, but for me, my challenge is to see how little I can do without.

Re: Of Asceticism/Minimalism

PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:03 am
by Gloominary
The only things I really care about are philosophy, science, and to a lesser extent, art, but even these things ought to be moderated or minimized, in my view, thou I will confine myself to indulging in them, if I'm to indulge myself in anything.

Re: Of Asceticism/Minimalism

PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:05 am
by Gloominary
I've been listening to too much rock and metal music lately, maybe it's not really conducive to the sort of psychoneurophysio state I want to achieve.

Re: Of Asceticism/Minimalism

PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:06 am
by Gloominary
Striving for only what is essential in life, of substance, and discarding the rest.

Re: Of Asceticism/Minimalism

PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:07 am
by Gloominary
I might quit masturbating.

Re: Of Asceticism/Minimalism

PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:09 am
by Gloominary
Probably going to start exercising soon, but not to excess.
But before that, I might go on a fast, or partial fast, to cleanse my body of all the impurities I've accumulated throughout the years.

Re: Of Asceticism/Minimalism

PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:26 am
by Gloominary
What is morality?
Could the ascetic/minimalist be synonymous with the moral?
They take little more than they need, and they let everyone else have theirs.

Re: Of Asceticism/Minimalism

PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:31 am
by Gloominary
I should say I'm not religious, I'm agnostic regarding spiritual and theistic things, nor am I anti-pleasure, I just think many pleasures, especially what I would refer to as the more unnatural and unnecessary ones, are often far more trouble than they're worth, and that we're probably capable of attaining a much healthier and more, not necessarily spiritual, but conscious state of being/existence.