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The flaw here is that most people who want to live the simple life are not willing to LIVE the simple life. Smelling the roses is fine. But, don't expect to get the fruits of this enjoyment without the labors--Planting, caring, weeding, feeding, etc.

Most people are not ready to put in the effort for subsistence living. That's why they have jobs--a steady, reliable source of income to purchase desired items [e.g., food produced on a large scale with economies of scale]. Also, the simple life people want to drive to the places they want to enjoy. That means roads, parks, and the myriad of cunsumables related to travel.

Yes, you still can live the simple life. Are you willing to make the sacrifices?
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