Jeg blev nysgerrig efter at læse denne bog “The Happy Minimalist – Financial independence, Good health, and a better planet for us all” af Peter Lawrence af to grunde:
Jeg finder det altid spændende at læse om mennesker, der vælger at leve minimalistisk og vælger at stå af forbrugsræset og vælger at OPLEVE i stedet for at EJE.
Og den anden grund er, at han i sin introduktion af bogen forklarer, at han blev diagnosticeret med for høj kolesterol, men nægtede at tage medicin og omlagde i stedet sit liv og sin kost. Og med et godt resultat!
Desværre kommer han ikke nærmere ind på kolesterol og kost i sin bog eller også har jeg overset det godt og grundigt. Til gengæld fortæller han om økonomi og forbrug og minimalistisk livsstil på en fin, enkelt og konkret måde. Så det var bestemt ikke spild af tid at læse.
Beskrivelse af bogen, fra Xlibris’ hjemmeside:
“The life of a minimalist does not have to be deprived. It is simple living focused on what is truly needed to make you happy. It can be filled with enriching experiences, as demonstrated by Peter’s life. Of humble beginnings, Peter is currently financially independent—not through winning a lottery, inheriting wealth, or joining a start-up. In this book, Peter poses questions, provides facts, and shares his personal experience. It is a timely call to examine one’s life, to achieve financial independence, to attain good health, and to create a better planet for all.”
Og om forfatteren:
“Peter Lawrence was born and raised in Singapore and lives in Santa Clara, California. He has been able to retire well before the normal retirement age not because he won a lottery, inherited wealth, or joined a start-up. In fact, he has humble beginnings. Peter attributes his early retirement to his minimalist lifestyle. The life of a minimalist does not have to be deprived. Rather, it is simple living focused on what is truly needed to make a person happy and can be filled with enriching experiences—as demonstrated by Peter’s life. Peter spent time in the army and in the monastery. He has bungee-jumped in New Zealand and sky dived in Australia. He has floated on the lowest point of Earth and ridden a camel to the Great Pyramids. He also spent time in Europe, South America, and Central America. Peter holds a Bachelor in Information Technology from an Australian University and an Executive MBA from an American University.”
Jeg har fundet og lånt bogen via bibliotek.dk