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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Monday, June 19, 2017


my wife she sent me this video preview of a documentary
about minimalism

i thought as i saw this link
is this just another one of those weird things
she sends me sometimes

before we left texas
someone called another person
a minimalist

i really didnt know what that was
maybe like a survivalist or something like that

i wasnt really interested in being one of those

something made me click on the link to the video
i watched it
i then watched a ted talk by the same person 

after i finished the ted talk video
my wife she and i
are minimalist
we just didnt know it

we went from a 3000 square foot house with 10 acres
full of furniture and things
well i called it junk after we had to sell donate or give it away
down to
whatever we could get into two cars

we werent on some minimalist movement mission
to make some statement on how we are all living
and wasting our money

we were just doing what seemed right to do at the time

we and i not our kids not my wife she by herself
got to sort through all our stuff junk some of it
to decide what was important

our kids were given a chance to make choices
of what they wanted
if no choices were made
we made them for them

we cleared stuff out
a lot of stuff
well people bought most of it
even what was under our kitchen and bathroom counters
all my excess nails and screws and bolts
if it was laying around it was sold
folks bought it
many of them were not minimalist

we were aiding in driving them the other direction

we donated what was left
which wasnt much

when we finished
when we finished our journey across country
took a deep breath
said to each other
that feels real good and refreshing
ever get back to where we were

i guess we now are minimalists
since we have to be labeled with something

we are now down to that stuff
that you really really need to live
few clothes few furniture few fewer things
it feels good

i realize that if more folks did this
our economy might collapse
consumption is the engine that runs our economy
just arent being in that group that is providing
the fuel for the fire

it feels good

the organicgreen doctor

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