One fact that I struggle with as I pursue a simpler life with less consumerism is the fact that my wife and I are small business owners. We make a living off other people spending their money in our retail clothing and sports store yet my personal train of thought right now is to shed our lives of “stuff” and save money and invest ourselves in experiences. Our success is based on society keeping on with the way it is and advertising and the consumer culture growing. With my strong belief in a simple life system based on Karma I worry that by keeping on the path Im on is lending itself into some weird twist of fate that our business will drop because Im not feeding the “system” . I know it’s silly but on one hand I love my mission of minimalism or a form of frugality and on the other hand I hope others don’t adopt this way of thinking. How’s that for a dilemma for you 🙂 I of course will just keep on my daily life of positive mindful ways trying to make the circle around me a better place and this quick little post was just to put my thoughts out there. As usual it is what it is and the future will unfold as it chooses.