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"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."
- Thomas Moore
A great strategy for saving money (and one of the easiest) is to just stay home more. Big business hates that. They want you out and about, wallet in hand, looking for somewhere to spend your hard earned cash.
If you can't get people out of their houses, you can't get them to spend as much of their money. That must be why the term 'homebody' has such negative connotations.
|The view is good from home.|
A popular online dictionary defines homebody as "a person who likes to stay at home, especially one who is perceived as unadventurous." What?
|Lots of good books to read.|
Try living with an intelligent, witty, irritatingly logically consistent, humorous and always feisty woman with multiple sclerosis. Most adventurous I assure you. Or how about living without toilet paper? Or doing more with less?
|Baking bread - an age old, soul-enhancing routine that transcends bodily nutrition.|
Obviously one's sense of adventure is a matter of perspective, and whether you are drinking from the consumer/travel industry punch bowl or not. I think one can have a perfectly adventurous existence in the comfort of your own home. Without buying anything or going anywhere.
|Learning to cook all your food from scratch is a majorly enjoyable adventure.|
The definition of homebody I prefer is "a person that enjoys the warmth and simplicity of home". It's not that it is so bad "out there", but that it is so good right here at home. If someone wants to sell me something it is going to have to be better than this.
And not much stuff for sale is better than this, I have found.