Words of Wisdom for Sept. 6, 2019:
Matthieu Ricard on Voluntary Simplicity

"Voluntary simplicity is at once joyous and altruistic. Joyous because it is not permanently plagued by the hunger for “more”; altruistic because it does not encourage the disproportionate concentration of resources in the hands of a few, resources which—were they to be spread evenly—would significantly improve the lives of those deprived of basic needs."

— Matthieu Ricard,
Altruism: The Power of Compassion
to Change Yourself and the World