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This eBook is part of the TREeBOOK Gallery Collection. It was created in 2008 to promote Free Your Ideas and its values. All rights reserved by the artists. Feel free to share this eBook. To contact TREeBOOK Gallery please write to bia@freeyourideas.net TREeBOOK Gallery is supported by Free Your Ideas. www.freeyourideas.net.
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  • 1. This eBook is part of the TREeBOOK Gallery Collection. It was created in 2008 to promote Free Your Ideas and its values. All rights reserved by the artists. Feel free to share this eBook. To contact TREeBOOK Gallery please write to bia@freeyourideas.net TREeBOOK Gallery is supported by Free Your Ideas. www.freeyourideas.net.
  • 2. Down = the opposite of up. Shifting = the act of moving.
  • 3. Downshifting is the word for the act of a inside moving
  • 4. A moving from a lifestyle of greater consumption.
  • 5. Towards a lifestyle based on voluntary simplicity.
  • 6. Simple living is a kind of lifestyle (it's not marketing).
  • 7. In wich individuals choose living with less.
  • 8. I repeat: they just “choose” living with less.
  • 9. Because they don't need too much stuff to be happy.
  • 10. People who practice voluntary simplicity act consciously.
  • 11. They reduce their need for purchased services or goods.
  • 12. So they don't need to sell their time for more money.
  • 13. They can work a little less and enjoy their free time.
  • 14. Free time (or freedom) makes people happiest.
  • 15. Happy people don't have to consume to feel good.
  • 16. When you buy “eco things” you are just cheating yourself.
  • 17. Because you are still buying just like before.
  • 18. But you are not doing the downshifting at all.
  • 19. Simple living is not like poverty.
  • 20. Because simple living is voluntary simplicity.
  • 21. And poverty is not a choice.
  • 22. Simple living is not a pill.
  • 23. Simple living is just a choice.
  • 24. Free Your Ideas www.freeyourideas.net Created and Produced by Bia Simonassi Images by Deviantart.com Promoted by FreeYourIdeas.net Find more at TreeBookGallery.blogspot.com This eBook is part of the TREeBOOK Gallery Collection. It was created in 2008 to promote Free Your Ideas and its values. All rights reserved by the artists. Feel free to share this eBook. To contact TREeBOOK Gallery please write to bia@freeyourideas.net TREeBOOK Gallery is supported by Free Your Ideas. www.freeyourideas.net.
  • 25. De Luxe Edition Bia Simonassi Switzerland 2010
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