Jake DaSilva has shared his “manifesto” (below) as part of our Earth Institute course: A Different Way: Living Simply in a Complex World. Jake is an avowed Minimalist and has facilitated Simply Living’s courses on voluntary simplicity. As you seen in his picture, Jake enjoys fishing.
Simple Living Manifesto: Jake DaSilva
Own nothing. Be what I want.
Untethered. Leave when I choose.
Unleashed, like a dog free to hunt.
Unfettered, now my heart is true.
Leisure my culture, work if I must.
For truth I hunger, for a vision I lust.
If my car breaks down, I just let it rust.
If my body and ego die, I live on like stardust.
If you know what matters, simplify.
If you want to know what counts, simplify.
If your silence is shattered, simplify.
The meaninglessness you renounced; simplified.