I cannot tell you how excited I am to be sharing this episode with y'all. It's funny, the way it came about—we weren't even planning on having an episode about the concept of being offended, but this is where the conversation brought us, and I can confidently say because this topic captivated us in such an honest and genuine way, we decided mid-episode to postpone the release of our next episode (Luxury & Minimalism) to next week, and continue our impromptu banter.
As minimalists, it's important for us to look at every aspect of our lives thoughtfully and ruthlessly, so we can have a better understanding of what items, thoughts, beliefs, etc. are serving us, and which are not. Being offended seems to be commonplace in today's society (and hey, maybe this is in the forefront of my mind because the election season is in full swing here in the states—sigh) and it makes me wonder—can we get anything of value out of being offended? What does the word even mean?
Next week: LUXURY AND MINIMALISM
When people think about minimalism, often the concept of deprivation comes to mind, and it pains me to see, because I feel that I've felt least deprived after reducing the amount of possessions and distractions in my life—in fact, I feel my life is far more rich and luxurious. In next week's episode, we talk about how you can keep your luxurious life without buying into consumption. Think: mindfulness, thinking ahead, and making room for the important things in life.
Melissa and Jess the standup comedy of Louis CK, and a piece he did recently where he spoke about child-molesters and racism.
A quote from Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert:
“You can recognize the people who live for others by the haunted look on the faces of the others.” —Katherine Whitehorn