Ways to live a simpler life in modern world
There was an interview in last few years, that a reporter asked Ma Yun, the most successful businessman with huge fortune in China, when did he feel happiness? To everyone's surprise, he answered it was his teaching period with very little salary instead of those busy days in dealing with various affairs. Living in such a fast-pace society, we do forget how to relax ourselves and to refresh our mind in order to live simpler and more comfortable.
We could absolutely attribute this social problem to the common pursuit to money and profits. After all, it is indeed a money-oriented market everywhere and almost everybody looks up towards benefits he can get. To live simpler, that means firstly we should put such a distorted value aside and look for something more worthy to treasure such as family, learning, and personal achievement. Apart from the pursuit for money, we should aslo be away from the smartphone. Imagine a young man staring at his phone for over 12 hours in a day, how unhealthy and busy he will be! As for the last measure, I am fully convinced that going to the outer world can truly help. We could leave some time for family trip, to take children to the park or just walk a while after dinner. These are facile and efficient for us to clam down and ease the pressure.
Along with the popularity of free parks and museums, we believe that more and more attention are paid to slow down the rapid pace of people's lives. As for individual, we could try best to live simpler and at the same time look forward to a pleasing and harmonious society.