Minimalism – A Few of My Favorite Articles from the Internet

Most of us have a love/hate relationship with technology, which, of course, includes the internet. The internet can be overwhelming, an overload of information that is hard to sort through. For me, the biggest concern when seeking information is whether the site is credible.

Sometimes, I get frustrated when I do searches, but overall, I love the internet. I have learned a lot about many topics over the years (and am learning to weed out less-reputable sites), including: herb gardening, environmental concerns, recycling, simple living, cooking, finances, and even how to use less trash. I guess you could say the internet is my digital way of hoarding, without having to own extra books.

This last week I’ve been hung up on minimalism. With all those great articles out there, I just had to share a few of my favorites.

 

A Few of My Favorites:

Budgets are Sexy – Love this site. It’s about finances, and everything that goes with it, which, of course, includes minimalism. J. Money is a down-to-earth, tell-it-like-it-is kind of guy.

Becoming Minimalist – One of the most recent articles is written by author and blogger Jeff Goins. Check out the article, and see what happened after Jeff made a million dollars.

Becoming Minimalist (again) – This article is written by the owner of the site, Joshua Becker. A lesson about space in our home.

There you have it. Some of my favorites for the week. Enjoy!

Have a simply beautiful day!

What new knowledge have you discovered on the internet?

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Simply Let Go of Too Much Knowledge

I know too many things, like why people get headaches, that infections can be deadly, and brain injuries are more than a bump on the brain. And while I won’t go into details, I know the effects of taking pain medication, and what it can do to your body. I guess it’s the joy of having had many problems.

It’s also the joy of the internet, and a little trauma of a too-curious writer.

Having a recent foot injury, I did a little research. It seems I have an infection, possibly caused by an old fracture. I’m being treated with antibiotics, which is what the internet said would happen. But there’s more to it than that.

The internet went on to tell me that many antibiotics no longer work as well as they used to. Drugs in our society have been so overused that infections are becoming immune. Kind of scary, huh?

I started thinking about this and what it could mean, and I got a little nauseous. What if the infection spread? What if the drugs didn’t work? What would happen then? I read more.

And then I stopped. Maybe I didn’t want to know. They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. I can see why. That little bit of knowledge fed my brain, just like the bacteria in my body fed the infection. My imagination went wild, and I pictured all kinds of scenarios.

The internet, with its many facts and figures, can’t tell the whole story. It didn’t know I had a fracture. The doctor discovered that on an x-ray. It also didn’t know I had allergies to medications. I needed a doctor for that. It doesn’t know my health status, or how well I take care of my body. Only another human would know.

It wasn’t only the medical information I received from the doctor that was helpful, it was the reassurance that I would be okay. It was the calm, quiet, comforting help of a human helping another.

There’s nothing on the internet that ever can replace that.

I think I’m done with researching medical issues. It’s too scary. I’m going go of a little dangerous knowledge, and leave it to the experts. It’s simpler that way.

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