Have the Courage to Envision a Different Life

it takes courage

I’ve met many people over the years who, when talk turns to making changes that would save them money and/or give them more freedom, start in with “I can’t” and “I won’t” without ever giving any serious consideration to the ideas being discussed. They never step out of their own way long enough to ask, “What if?” they just stick to their narrow view of life as they know it and never dare to imagine that things could be different.

For example, one day my friends and I were discussing moving to a different area, one that is more pedestrian, carpool, and cyclist friendly. We were exploring the idea of ditching our cars and the associated mai


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5 Responses to Have the Courage to Envision a Different Life

  1. Alexandria says:

    “Just because you can’t or won’t do something, doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of people out there who would like to try. They have the courage to envision something different, radical, and which goes against the herd mentality. Do you?”

    I love that. I personally have to roll my eyes at the naysayers and just go on with my life. Their loss…

    We made a big “lower cost of living” move to save $$$$ and it was awesome. Though most of our friends and family think we are crazy (even a very HAPPY 12 years later), we live in a community of largely like-minded people. It’s really awesome.

    We also have plans to downsize our home the second the kids move out (or whenever makes the most financial sense). I’ve gotten so many comments over the years how we won’t really do that or “most people wouldn’t follow through.” Who said we aren’t most people? Are you kidding me – of course we will follow through. We like our larger home with kids, but don’t see the point in the slightest without kids at home. We will be downsizing, no doubt about it. Lower bills and easier to maintain – all good stuff.

  2. getforfree says:

    I live in CA, and I wouldn’t want to move anywhere, because we have the best weather here. I visited many states, and I wouldn’t want to live there, because it either too humid or too cold or they have hurricanes too often.
    We live close to a large city but not in the city, so it’s nice. Not too crowded. We, and most of the neighbors have huge backyards, so you don’t even see them. You can have any farm animals, make as much noise as you want, it will not disturb anyone, because the houses are far from each other.
    And no, I will not downsize when my kids move out. By the time the youngest is out of the house, the older ones will have kids, and I would like to have my grandkids with me when they don’t need to go to school. As soon as the kids move out, grandkids come in, so I might even need a bigger house.
    And changing jobs is hard. This times you are lucky if you actually have a job.

  3. Minny says:

    Have you seen this blog. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhlJZdQDz5E

    I bought and read the book, it shows big changes van happen. Maybe not this big but it is a start!

  4. wanda says:

    Have the courage to constantly and consistently improve your life. Learning and improving doesn’t stop when you leave school.

  5. Minny says:

    Sorry, ‘can’ happen!

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