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The Simple Life

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  11 reviews
AT the home of the Blanchards, everything is topsy-turvy, and with reason. Think of it! Mlle. Yvonne is to be married Tuesday, and to-day is Friday!
Paperback, 102 pages
Published March 11th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published 1904)
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Paula
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the most profound books I have ever read. Wagner's ideas about governing our appetites and educating children to be respectful of the past were particularly significant. Though this book was originally published in 1904, the ideas are refreshingly timely. We all need to learn these vital lessons before it is too late, because today our quest for more and more not only impacts our individual happiness and social cohesion, but has enormous implications for the environment. We are destroying ...more
Graham
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Surprisingly Relevant

For a book written over a century ago, there sure are a lot of passages that sound like they could be read at a graduation speech this year.

I found myself agreeing with much of what was written, and probably highlighted a quarter of the text.
Czytoholik
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Czy życie nieraz nie wydaje się być nieco za bardzo skomplikowane? Nieustanna gonitwa, która nigdy nie dobiega końca. Piętrzące się zmartwienia i troski, które atakują każdego dnia zabierając radość i wewnętrzny spokój. Czy jest sposób, by przerwać tę niejednokrotnie mocno wyczerpującą wędrówkę i wreszcie zacząć żyć lepiej? A może to, czego najbardziej brakuje, to życie proste, pozbawione niepotrzebnych strapień, zabiegania i ciągłego myślotoku? Może warto zaciągnąć hamulec ręczny i wysiąść z te ...more
Kate
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wiem, że ciężko się czyta książkę w tak starej wersji językowej, niemniej jednak polecam tą książkę każdemu. Niesie ona ze sobą największą prawdę życiową i poucza wspaniale o tym jak ludzie żyją a jak żyć powinni. Minęło ponad 100 lat od wydania tej książki a nic się nie zmieniło. Czytając ją nie opuszczało mnie wrażenie, że wszystko w niej zawarte odnosi się do czasów współczesnych.
Andres Barbagelata
This book is universal and timeless. Written in 1895, it applies perfectly for today. The heart of men is always the same. Simplicity, as the author wrote, is a "state of mind". Paradoxically, to live simple has been very hard for us. Maybe in our distracted world of today is even more complicated. This amazing book is full of positive and well written philosophy.
Mike Panton
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not to be mistaken as a book about minimalism. He goes beyond materialism to be the heart of man and society.

Some chapters are gold and definitely worth a reread while others I more quickly read through.

I’d definitely recommend this book. Very quotable.
Matthew Trevithick
3.5 - enjoyed this book, some beautiful nuggets in here.
John Shelton
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read for anyone who is looking to make themselves a better person.
David Kidd
Solid book

A student urged me to read this book, and I am glad I did. The discussion with the student is going to be better than the book though.
Ahmed Nageep
Nov 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
من اروع الكتب الى ممكن تقراها فى حياتك ويفضل تقراها وانت فى سن الشباب هتغير عندك مفاهيم كتير جدا عن الحياة ، عن السعادة والحزن والفقر والثراء .
الكتاب بيبدأ بعرض الحياة الاجتماعيه فى عصور التقدم التكنولوجى وبيقارنها بالحياه فى العصور القديمه الى كان كل شئ فيها بسيط ومكنش الانسان له كتطلبات كتير وبيعيش بأقل القليل عكس وقتنا الحالى ، وخلال المقارنه بيستعرض المشاكل الناتجه عن التقدم وبيعرض الحلول من منظور الدين والهدف الى اتخلقنا علشانه .
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Charles Wagner was a French reformed pastor whose inspirational writings were influential in shaping the reformed theology of his time.

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