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Understanding the Depth of Frugal Living

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Understanding the Depth of Frugal Living




I’m picturing the Indian Yogi, meditating in the foothills of the Himalayas, with little possessions and his only home a cave or simple shelter.

It’s this thought that takes me to contemplate frugal living concepts.

For one, I don’t like to go to malls, as they are the epitome of Western extravagance. Material things shouldn’t be worshipped and admired to the point of obsessions. We need them for practical purposes, yes, but it’s important not to become a slave to the senses, and that includes a lust for material things.

I would like to live simply, and live with a noble code of ethics and moral values. It’s a constant struggle but I feel I’m on the right track. I am by no means perfect, but I look at myself as a work in progress.

All we can do in life is try, but we have to get to a point where we are achieving and seeing the fruits of our labors become a reality.

Frugal living is a big part of this equation. Living within our means. And for me Music in general helps to keep me occupied.

Right now I’m focused on the 50/30/20 principal when looking at the family budget. 50% for expenses like gas & electric, internet… 30% for having fun and dining out… 20% toward savings and for retirement.

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Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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