The 100 Thing Challenge: How I Got Rid of Almost Everything, Remade My Life, and Regained My Soul

The 100 Thing Challenge: How I Got Rid of Almost Everything, Remade My Life, and Regained My Soul❮Download❯ ➻ The 100 Thing Challenge: How I Got Rid of Almost Everything, Remade My Life, and Regained My Soul ➿ Author Dave Bruno – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Las reflexiones ue te llevarán a una vida mejorUna oportunidad de oro para experimentar los cambios positivos ue se producen a medida ue asumes el desafío de saltar del tren del consumismoEl reto de Las reflexiones Thing Challenge: Epub ß ue te llevarán a una vida mejorUna oportunidad de oro para experimentar los cambios positivos ue se producen a medida ue asumes el desafío de saltar del tren del consumismoEl reto de las cosas es un inspirador viaje de un hombre corriente hacia una vida con más significado una vida más simpleEn el prototipo de hombre de familia americana Dave Bruno decidió desengancharse del goteo intravenoso The 100 PDF \ de consumismo ue alimentaba su vida reduciendo todos sus bienes personales hasta sólo cosas Poco se imaginaba ue acababa de iniciar 100 Thing Challenge: How I Kindle - un movimiento popular ue inspiraría a muchos otros a seguir su ejemplo y del cual los medios de comunicación de todo el mundo se hicieron ecoEl reto de las cosas relata cómo Dave Bruno rehízo su vida y recuperó su alma al deshacerse de casi todo lo material 100 Thing Challenge: PDF/EPUB å Pero este libro es más ue la historia de cómo un hombre comenzó un movimiento para desengancharse del consumismo eliminando todas las posesiones ue había acumulado en su vida hasta llegar en un año a tener tan solo cosas Es también una guía muy inspiradora y motivadora de cómo todos podemos empezar a vivir vidas más simples pero con más significadoEl reto de las cosas es una respuesta a 100 Thing Challenge: How I Kindle - la cultura del materialismo ue ha llenado nuestras vidas con el deseo constante y la insatisfacción para la mayoría Dave Bruno ofrece anécdotas convincentes y consejos prácticos para ayudar a los lectores a vivir de una forma más significativa encontrar más sentido a su vida tan solo despojándose de las cosas innecesarias ue estorban sus vidasUna oportunidad de oro para experimentar los cambios positivos ue se producen a medida ue asumes el desafío de saltar del tren del consumismo. Good gravy I actually bought this blog to book from the self help section of a Barnes Noble at a mall Fortunately my kids are too young to understand what was happening and no other loved ones saw meI was intrigued by the blog at guynameddavecom that discussed his challenge to go a year with only 100 possessions This is appealing to me because I recently came to the conclusion that I have way too much crap and instead of buying a bigger house that I will eventually fill up with crap I am going to try cleaning the stuff out of my current small houseI figure it's better to write off a couple hundred dollars the documentation reuirements beyond 500 are pretty onerous I hear than spend I don't know the half a million it would take to build or buy a bigger houseBut I could tell right from the start that Mr Bruno and I had different attitudes toward this challenge First of all he turns out to be something of a pack rat so he is fixing himself and doing some kind of weird atonement rather than streamlining an already awesome life like I'm trying to doAlso there is some kind of spiritual dimension to this challenge whereas my attitude is if you are only going to have one watch you might as well buy one spectacular watch It turns out that I need zero watches thoughBut the main difference we have is that he is a big cheater Because he's married with kids he isn't counting any shared items as a possession So his bed house kitchen stuff toothpaste etc doesn't count It's like if I went on a 190 lb challenge hey I'm 6'5 but decided not to count the weight of my appendix and liver because they don't really count And I'm not going to count my lungs because they are mostly air rightThe biggest cheat is that his library of books only counts as one item That sidesteps the whole point of the exercise letting go When we first moved to this tiny house I got rid of about 20 boxes of books That meant having to come to terms with periods of my life when I wanted to be variously an atonal composer a member of the Algonuin round table a writer and someone who vacations outside the US just to name a few off the top of my headThat's what the 100 thing challenge should be a chance to take your past hopes and dreams hold them up to the light and then stomp them to death with all your might I think one would emerge a better person from this process painful though it may be I wasn't getting a vibe uite that rigorous from the gentle Christian seeker and family man who wrote this bookAnother complaint about this book is that I wanted practical information about how to give things away This is a big stumbling block for meMaybe I'm crazy but my biggest fear about giving things away is not that I'll need it again but that someone will take my donations and make a lot of money off of them Like my old Les Paul or my Raymond Chandler paperback with Elliott Gould on the cover for two uick examples It's not like I want to go through the hassle of selling them on Craiglist but I'd feel like a sucker if I gave them to someone and then they turned around and sold it on CraigslistThis happened to a friend of mine with her dad's old sports car He made up this story about always wanting to have one and blah blah to buy it cheap but then turned around and listed it on Craigslist for 2 times what he paid for itThe other thing that I wanted to know was what was it like to have all that shelf space Did his wife take it over That's another fear that I clear off a shelf of my junk only to have it filled with my family's junk That's worse rightOk one last complaint before I go to bed He did this annoying thing that I've been noticing lately He complained about our culture of precision as if thinking too precisely is the worst thing happening in America It's some weird rhetorical trick where you complain about a culture of X where X is the thing that you don't like It sounds very smart like you've thought hard about the culture and managed to boil it down to one word or phrase and that word just happens to be the thing you are complaining about at that moment I've noticed this a lot lately so it's not just Mr Bruno It's this whole culture of bad rhetorical techniues that I condemnAnyway check out the blog Then check out that Zen guy blog because that's pretty good Then maybe buy their books I mean did a spiritual revelation really happen if there's no way to monetize itAnd let me know if you need any books guitars vinyl records old sales trophies or old T shirts from dot coms Boring book Good title and sounded like something I'd enjoy Simplicity and frugality are great things but this guy managed to write an incredibly dull book about the topics There's also a very Christian orientation to the book which is fine it's always great to understand the background of someone's beliefs but even that seemed odd and misplaced in the book We get strange passages about the author seeing a woman and being tempted to I have no idea look at her I can't remember why she had any significance to the book or his life seemed like a completely meaningless non incident clumsily shoehorned into a parable of some sort Not a very good one There's also an extremely odd passage where he explains about a man who bought some stuff from him coming over wearing a shirt that had a Jewish phrase on it From that evidence the author concludes the purchaser must have researched him read his blog realized he was Christian and then wore the shirt to signal something what I read this passage a few times to try and figure out what the author was saying but could never figure it out Most of the book is spent talking about how he prepared for the grand challenge by um getting rid of stuff He is very defensive about the challenge and constantly explains decisions such as keeping multiple books as a library and allowing himself to not count his bed as an item since his wife sleeps in it also None of that really matters and I kept reading ahead expecting some amusing or insightful stories about what happened Sadly pretty much nothing happens Show instead of tell would have been good advice for an editor to have given this author Ummmm Its just some white dude in CA cleaning out his REI garage I this book was way weird than i had expected it's about a dude who maintained a blog all about his hated of american style consumerism then one day he woke up realized that he himself was an american style consumerist with way too much crap so he came up with the 100 thing challenge in which he would try to live for a year with only 100 personal possessions he acknowledges many of the criticisms he has gotten in the reviews about how he cheated by counting all of his books as a single possession his library how he just didn't count lot of other stuff like his house bed other furniture silverware dishes etc because he shares them with his wife or children i am not going to get into whether or not he cheated if i were to do a 100 thing challenge i would probably count things like my bed apartment stuff even though i share them with my boyfriend but i'm rather inflexible that way the thing that was weirder unexpected is that a lot of the book is about christianity his faith i'd read a few reviews befoe i picked this book up at the library none of them mentioned anything about this aspect of the story it was overbearing or proselytizing justunexpected it led to this really weird story about how one time he went on an overnight hike by himself met an attractive woman on the trail he goes on on about how avoids anything that smacks of anything that could even lead to the idea of infidelity so he tried hard not to even look at this woman but she struck up a conversation with him about his hiking trip they chatted for a while that's it when he told one of his christian friends about it later his friend got all big eyed was like you know who that woman was SATAN trying to lure the author away from his sacred marital bonds i guess bybeing a woman whom the author deemed attractive daring to be out hiking by herself what the hell i don't really think it matters if the author found her attractive when he has no idea if she found him attractive take it from me a real live actual woman we are not actually that interested in having sex with every single man we stumble across i am not a christian but i respect people who areso long as they don't go around assuming that random attractive women hiking by themselves are satan what the fuckanyway the other weird thing about this book is that it wasn't that good it seemed really patched together mostly lists of stuff he kept as part of his 100 thing challenge lots of details about certain things he gave away or sold later regretted then lists of stuff he wanted to buy it was also a lot of rambling repetitive borderline incoherent responding to criticisms he received as he documented his challenge on his blog dude if i wanted to read that shit i'd just read the blog there wasn't really any practical detail about how to arrange your own 100 thing challenge if the guy was trying to break free of his consumerist habits identify himself less with the stuff he owned it didn't work he was still identifying himself by the smaller amount of stuff he owned seemed to have just as much of a destructive relationship with consumerism even though he had become ascetic about itthere was a chapter about how he went to a mall after not visiting one for six months it blew his mind i could relate to that because i almost never go to malls or shopping plazas every time i do it am dumbfounded by the amount of stuff that is mostly junk that they contain rather than running around making impulse purchases my instinct is to get the hell out of there which means i guess i don't really have too many issues with consumerism am not a likely candidate for the 100 thing challenge but there was also some weird stufflike how he liked to spend his weekend doing woodworking but woodworking takes a lot of tools he didn't want to be dependent on all the stuff it took to be a woodworker any so he sold it all but if he decides he does want to take up woodworking again after his challenge it seemed to bring him some happiness sense of fulfillment he'll have to replace it all that just seemed counter productive in sum the 100 thing challenge is kind of cool idea but this is just another mediocre blog to book book that isn't really worth checking out Awful He contradicts himself in every chapter He bought things during his one year anti consumerism crusade than I did in the past year according to his guidelines He got rid of six perfectly good coats and then bought a new one at Patagonia Bought a new lap top a new surf boardthe list goes on and on What a fraud Waste of time His experiment would be uite different if he lived alone and could not write off the thousands of items co owned and therefore not included in the 100 thing count by his family Writing was stiff boring and long winded Dave Bruno and I got off on the wrong foot when in his preface he used his cat as an example of the disposable American lifestyle It seemed that one of the family cats was killed by coyotes and when they brought home a new cat to replace the dead one the other cat was angry for months Bruno attributes this to the other cat realizing he was disposable and easily replaceableI however chalk up this situation not as an indication that Americans have a over consumption problem we do but to the fact that Dave Bruno is not a responsible pet owner If he knew that coyotes were a problem he did and chose not to keep his cats out of harms way I would say he is guilty of animal neglect and perhaps abuse And I don't blame that other cat for being mad as clearly he was living with a family that didn't care enough for himSo given that all that happened in the preface it's amazing I made it through any of the rest of the book But I did and despite Bruno's lack of respect or responsibility for his cats there were some good bits of knowledge to glean from this short book He does a great job connecting things he had acuired with the fantasy future he developed in his head Through his descriptions of the prowess of his pen collection really and his master woodworker fantasy I realized that a goodly number of objects I've been holding on to are perhaps things that I hold on to because of who I want to be not who I actually am and will perhaps never beAlso for those of you thinking about reducing your possessions to only 100 things but have no idea how that is even possible as just your bed has potentially 12 things bed frame box spring mattress mattress pad fitted sheet top sheet blanket comforter pillow pillow pillowcase pillowcase know that Dave Bruno would count bed as one thing In fact library was one of his things encompassing all his books So he wasn't super rigid And also because he has a wife and children and according to his rules shared items didn't count he didn't count any plates cups utensils pots pans etc on his list This is by far one of the most boring disappointing rambling and drawn out books I have ever read The first 3 chapters each said exactly the same thing as each other and the rest of the book was little better The content of the book could probably be summarised easily in 3 pages with the actual information for readers about reducing the junk in their own lives on one pageif that It needs the most enormous editThis book offered very little practical advice This book is about the author his website and how people have reacted to it his christian audio business and his opinions on religion and his sporting euipment and clothing etc None of this information was remotely interesting or engaging It is bland bland bland The title doesn't reflect the content at all; this is a book focused on promoting its authorI also don't understand why the author felt motivated to comment that all domesticated cats are easily replaceable and that cats are never fully satisfied with anything As I write this my two very non replaceable cats are sunning themselves outside near a window all sprawled out with legs in the air and they just couldn't look any happier or content They spend most of each day in similar happy statesReading the author's lists of his 100 items was coma inducingand the idea of actually writing my own at some stage didn't appeal in the least either He also seemed to give up very very little as he counted the family items all of them as off limits Despite this the tone of the book was uite annoyingly smug I have to say I only borrowed this one from the library though so the poor uality wasn't a big dealIf you want to be inspired to have a big clean out of your junk choose another book Or just go with the 100 thing idea and do it all yourself Note that 'a library' is counted as one item I must admit I did like that idea as my first second and third thoughts on considering an 100 item challenge were all about book loveI'm going to check out The Joy of Less A Minimalist Living Guide How to Declutter Organize and Simplify Your Life now instead I live a cluttered life so when I saw the title of this book I was intrigued The idea of reducing my own life into 100 things was very interesting so I decided to grab the book even though self help isn't really my thing I can't fault the book for being bad At no point was I annoyed or aggravated enough to put the book down but it just didn't do it for me and after finishing it I can honestly say that all I walked away with was a sense of good for you I found the author's religious focus a bit unnecessary since it literally had nothing to do with the story but since it's clearly a big part of his life and who he is as a person I let it go And as a very indoorsy person I also found his obsession with adventure gear and sporting goods difficult to relate to but that's just meAt many times this book reads like a list of things the author owned wanted and gave up than a helpful or illuminating story of a minimalistic life In particular one part where he describes in excruciating detail his favorite pair of dress slacks and the way they fit essentially bored me to tearsStill I must give the author credithe never lies about what this book is or isn't From the very beginning Bruno says outright that he didn't dramatically change or have some sort of life changing ephiphany nor does he claim that this lifestyle was especially arduous or uber meaningful He flat out says his transition was unremarkable and he's dead on But maybe that's the point After all if he can get rid of his fountain pen collections large business wardrobe woodshop sentimental antiue train collection and extensive collection of outdoors hiking gear without anything but an occasional bout of nostalgia maybe reducing the clutter in our own lives isn't as big a deal as we're making it out to be This guy is a TOOLWhine whine whine brag whine whine brag cheat condescend rationalize whine some relate some tangential story that leaves the reader scratching their head whining rationalizing gee aren't I great whine etc etc etc ad nauseum I really wanted to like this book than I did I read the author's blog and really appreciate the intention he has behind the 100 Thing Challenge Unfortunately while his writing may work well for a blog it didn't hold up for an entire book Also I found that uite a lot of the book was him explaining his thinking and reasoning behind what he was doing rather than a narrative of his experience of the Challenge which is what I had been hoping for So although there were a few bright spots overall I would say to just read the archives on his blog I still admire and appreciate what he did just didn't find his write up very satisfying