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On GIVING

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On Giving: 

"when something of value is given, something of value must be returned."
The Koran


"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving."
Mother Theresa

Empowering Generation Z

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Recommended book: "My Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn.

TEACHER SEEKS PUPIL
Must have an earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person.

Just a three-line ad in the personals section, but it launched the adventure of a lifetime.

12 years-old Julie Gerchak answers the ad, convincing Ishmael to take her on as his next student.

I'll recommend it to anyone before they want to apply to College and get into debts for a lifetime.
And to all the students who were part of the "March for Our Lives" this 24 March 2018.



In "Ishmael", the same philosophy is brought to someone older, a 50 years old male journalist.
The questions are reflecting the concerns of a disillusioned adult, been there, done that- type.

Both books offer timeless advice.

How do you become a Minimalist?

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March 6, 2018

While trying to decide on Theme and Contents for a blog I just started: Aminimalistcaribbeanlife.com I came across this one blog, left untouched for 5 years...
A lot happened in this time frame; A new home location. 4 grandchildren. One teaching job for one year.

I was led to downsize and become a Minimalist; to explain what it is in a blog is a lot more complicated than I thought. How do you explain a process naturally occurring to you?
How do you state step by step so-called requirements to reach a simpler way of life?

One day I woke up with this realization: what I own owns me because I use material things as a placebo and a proof that I exist as a 'normal' person in a 'real' world.

I did try though, between 2010 and 2011 to buy absolutely nothing but food items. I occupied my time walking, swimming, reading free books on my Kindle. Spending hours on Amazon.com, reading previews of free books of every genre. Finding my niche eventually. When I say ho…