Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.
When I was a kid, I used to pretend that my knees and other parts that were above the waterline were islands, and I was the president of my own country. Then I got fat and when I laid down in the tub, all I could see was the island of my stomach, and I stopped doing it.
(Source: bonvivanski, via mothermakemegoldagain)