About the 100 Thing Challenge

05/24/2008

The 100 Thing Challenge (100TC) has been a way to personalize my efforts to fight American-style consumerism and live a life of simplicity, characterized by joyfulness and thoughtfulness. That said, a lot of other people are participating, too. Thanks! Keep up the good work.

100TC is about creating better relationships of all kinds through the formative power of simplicity.

The goal of the 100 Thing Challenge is to break free from the confining habits of excessive consumerism. A lot of people around the world feel “stuck in stuff.” They feel like their closets and garages are too full of things that do not really make their lives much better. But how to get unstuck?

Reduce (some stuff)

Refuse (more new stuff)

Rejigger (life priorities)

I totally believe that living without an abundance of personal possessions for an extended period of time is the first step we ought to take in order to realize that we do not need ever-more stuff.

If you do this — if you will give up your stuff for a while — I am sure you will never go back. You will spend the rest of your life creating a more valuable life, instead of wasting your money and time on too much stuff. You will be glad. And best of all, the people around you will be blessed by your efforts to prioritize more meaningful pursuits.