I have a realisation to contemplate that I wish I had come to a lot earlier. Less is truly more.
For example, we were recently on vacation in Chicago. After the first time or two eating out there, we realised it made sense to split those giant restaurant servings between two people. There were two of us who definitely couldn’t, shouldn’t eat a whole one by ourselves. Did you know that restaurant servings are usually 2-3 times as much as you should eat? We weren’t home, so we couldn’t save any leftovers, and it seemed awfully wasteful otherwise. So, less food is more, including more savings!
At home, the same is true. I’ve noticed it takes much less to satisfy me now. I want to emphasize quality food over quantity of food.
This is true in other areas. Think of clothing and possessions in general. Isn’t it more satisfying to pursue quality rather than quantity?
It seems common for people spend the beginning of their adult lives continually acquiring stuff, then later we all realise that it’s just too much and have to labor at weeding things out.
If you’re in that just starting out phase, just remember to leave yourself plenty of space and save your future self a lot of work by being very selective in what you acquire. Another tip is that we all need to continually assess and weed what we have on hand. Remember that many charities will gladly take your old stuff and then others can benefit from it!