Down-Shifting in South Africa
A turning point for me was seeing how happy people living in shacks can be. Don´t get me wrong, nobody is pretending that it is a good life. But to have so little and yet be smiling from the heart with happiness is what really convinced me that I can let go of some of the things that only serve to make life more complicated.
I plan to eventually tour villages and find out how people manage to make do with even less. What knowledge can they give me on low-tech alternatives, that kind of thing. And then maybe we can down-shift a little more.
Have you down-shifted, or are you thinking about it? I would love to hear your experiences.
My girlfriend and I are hoping to start homesteading in a few years, and that will be a serious "down-shift" for us. Definitely looking forward to it though.
Anyone else have this notion really hit them hard? It would be fun to hear other peoples stories.
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