“You are not your job, you’re not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You are not your fucking khakis. You are all singing, all dancing crap of the world.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
Crushed the screen of a brand new tablet because it was hidden under a pile of dirty laundry?
Let it go.
Obsessed with a “one in a million” girl who left you, rather than obsessed with a one-to-a-million mission?
Let her go.
Addicted to mindless internet browsing, television shows, or video games?
Let them go.
The less you have, the more you can become. Some call it minimalism, I call it maximal-ism. Having everything you want while owning only what you need sounds like an ideal life to me.
“The secret to success is to own nothing, but control everything.” ― Nelson Rockefeller
Ownership means responsibility, and in today’s world, the benefits are slim. Borrowing and lending = befriending! Why does everyone on the block own every tool and gadget under the sun when the gadgets and tools spend 99% of the time collecting dust in the dark? Sterilized communities where no one knows their own neighbor are prime hotspots of personal dissatisfaction (no wonder people shoot up heroin)
Mental clutter is still clutter! Cut yourself off from the toxic sludge bath of mass media and your level of thinking rises from peon to sage. Quit paying for your demoralization with your time and money.
Thoughts are things, so let go of them too, and allow superior ones to take their place.
If you want to grow, you must make room to grow. Donate your television, sell your game system, and give away your knick knacks. Heck, throw away your mattress! Possessions possess you, and if you want to take back control, let go!
Let it all go, and you can finally be free.