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voluntary simplicity

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Definition of voluntary simplicity in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A philosophy or way of life that rejects materialism in favour of human and spiritual values, and is characterized by minimal consumption, environmental responsibility, and community cooperation.
Example sentences
  • If anything, his newfound wealth has made him feel at times that he has breached a social contract of voluntary simplicity and equality at the Zen Center.
  • She said, ‘In our case, exploring the ideas behind voluntary simplicity was a way to decide what our values were.’
  • There are chapters relating voluntary simplicity to work and livelihood, spirituality, the environment and self development.

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