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Thursday, February 02, 2006

The Good Life Never Gets Old

Nine months ago I was living in a house with mud walls, tree branches for beams without running water and a latrine instead of indoor plumbing. My lifestyle was simple and my life, fabulous. I had lived that way for 3 years- frugally, with very little money, animals roaming in my yard and right into the house, living out in the middle of no where. It took a bit of getting used to, but I adapted quickly.

Flash forward to present day. I'm still not living in what most Americans would consider "nice conditions" but I'm pretty excited about indoor plumbing and good electricity service. The surprising thing about this change is that it hasn't bit difficult to slip back in to life's luxuries.

I've got cable and watch TV at least 1.5 hours a day. I have a washing machine, a night light, a stove and oven...

I'm surrounded by most of the comforts I enjoyed growing up and its like I never left them behind.

Even after living the simple life and LOVING it, I slipped right back into my consumerist ways without a hitch.

How's that for social condition?

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