Frugalism, that doesn’t quickly become clear to everyone. You have to be in the matter, or something in the scene. Frugalism is easy to explain: modesty. It’s not more, the spell reveals, end of the blog post.
Unfortunately, it is not so easy with this frugalism, humility, renunciation. There are blogs out there, “experts” and whole YouTube channels that want to explain how to do without. Finding the simplicity of life is no longer so easy these days. Distractions are everywhere, capitalism shows its downsides with the so-called consumer sacrifices.
A few days ago I saw the documentation of PULS Reportage: Frugalism: Extreme Saving & Investing and retiring at 35? It is about Alexander, a namesake, student who is committed to extreme modesty. There are people who, in my opinion, exaggerate far too much and then start the so-called “Dagobert-Duck-Mode”. To put it bluntly, it means that you then use the toilet paper 3 times before throwing it away.
Yes, the savings potential is immense, but at what cost? You spend some time of your best years like on Halde, you only have one life and you shouldn’t move that life so recklessly. Even though I like to save and invest myself, it’s not worth it to me.
I have a very different opinion. What do you think of frugalism and the way Alexander lives it out and is shown in this documentary? If you want to see more videos, you can subscribe to my channel and follow me further.