Note to Self:

Monday, November 2, 2009

Gerald Iversen on Living Simply

The below video is pretty interesting, nothing you probably haven't heard before, but interesting none-the-less...and worth the 8 minutes of your time. It's a short conversation with Gerald Iversen, National Coordinator of Alternatives for Simple Living (click here for the web site). I've read their web writings for years...pretty inspiring...but have not seen any video clips of them..Gerald Iversen seems like a rather down-to-earth guy. I have to say, though, that I found it really annoying at all the pop up ads that you have to keep clicking down...at one point he was stating that the avarage American views 16,000 commercials everyday and at the same time an ad popped up in front of him...I laughed out loud. Anyhow, it's a good clip...if you're into simplicity (which I'm assuming you are if you're reading this), you'll enjoy it.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Ah……Doris Longacre lives on! I noticed that he promoted her 5 principles.

http://www.simpleliving.net/main/imageview.asp?file=ns/pdj.gif

The ads were quite ironic. At the very moment he is saying, "resisting the commercial culture that tells us we need to buy things", up pops an ad for some expensive hair shampoo. Ugh.

Regardless, I appreciate the reminder. Inspiration is always welcome.