ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How Less Can Be More Sometimes In Life

Updated on March 26, 2011

Can Less Really Be More In Life ?

We all have heard the saying, " Less Is More" sometime in our lives, but some wonder what does that really mean.

It would be like decorating your home with many different things, pictures on all the walls, furniture everywhere in a room and when you stand back and look at that room it is way too cluttered and busy. You lose the size of the room from having just too much in it.

So, if you look at what you have done in this room and start taking out some furniture and removing some pictures off the wall the room begins to open up and tend to become larger and with a cleaner and crisper look to it.

That is only one example of how less can be more sometimes in life as far as material things and decorating a home.

As Far As Life In General

It seems that most people in life just never have enough. If we buy a certain idem we are happy with it for the moment, but over time we may get bored with it and want something bigger and better. It seem that many of us are just not happy with what we have and always want something better in life, which is perfectly fine, but will we ever get to the point of just being completely satisfied with what we have?

Making Your Life More Complicated

Sometimes we tend to make our life more complicated than it really is by always wanting more and sometimes many do not have the means to have more then we already have, but we struggle, we try to finagle things to get more and in the end many times things back fire on us because we just don't know when it is enough.

If everyone would learn, including myself, that we just need to learn how to be happy with what we have in life and learn that more is not always the best. Sometime less is more even though it sounds like it wouldn't work, but it is true.

I finally realize that all the things I wanted and have gotten in my life really meant nothing in the end. I was just as happy and maybe even more happier with less in my life and I will continue to downsize and start getting rid of things I really don't need or may never need the rest of my life. Just get rid of all that stuff that is swamping you with clutter and when you look and see just how less is more in many areas of our lives you will feel somewhat relieved and not so overwhelmed with all the unnecessary things that you have.

Learn to be happy with what you have and learn that having too much sometimes is so overwhelming that you get frustrated a feel as if you are being smothered.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • the clean life profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Bruno 

      7 years ago from New Jersey Shore

      CARIBQUEEN Thanks for visiting and your comment. It took many years for me to figure out what exactly would make me happy and certainly found out that alcohol didn't make me happy at all. Ever since sobriety the least little thing now makes me happy and yes less is more that's for sure.

    • profile image

      Sunnie Day 

      7 years ago

      I love this hub! This hit my heart as this is something I have been doing too..I truly believe less is more. Learning to live simple..less clutter..Thank you for a great hub..

      Sunnie

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Wonderful thoughts to read on this quiet Sunday morning, Mark. Great reminder-thank you.

      Are you ready for the April 1st challenge? I extended a reminder to Sofs (can't do it) and Beth (waiting to hear)

      Anyone else that you can think of? Oh, VocalCoach is joining us. :)

    • Stephanie Henkel profile image

      Stephanie Henkel 

      7 years ago from USA

      Absolutely, less can be more! As we free ourselves from some of the material things that anchor us, we realize that the truly important things in life are not the "stuff" that we tend to collect. After simplifying our lives drastically in order to live full-time in our RV, we discovered that family, friends, experiences and travel are more important to our happiness than our accumulation of things.

    • CARIBQUEEN profile image

      CARIBQUEEN 

      7 years ago

      Sometimes we allow our eyes to take the upper hand in our life rather than our brain. Most time we purchase items that we see without really needing them instead of the other way around. Sometimes it is nice to be content with what we have. The simple things in life bring all the happiness that we need.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)