If you ask wikipedia, what is downshifting, it redirects you to the article about “simple living”. Well I disagree: it’s not the same, because one can be a downshifter, but still have a rather sophisticated lifestyle. These days, this is a trendy topic in russian blogosphere. Why? I don’t know. Maybe because it’s autumn. People get used from childhood that autumn is the time for personal growth (kindergarten -> school, 5th year -> 6th year, school -> university, graduate studies -> post graduate studies). Then, one autumn you find yourself stuck. You are in the same position as three years ago. Or maybe even ten years. What’s worse, you don’t have any idea, where you want to move. And why.
That’s the point when people start to discuss downshifting.
and, to me, the most interesting opinion:
Опубликовано в блоге Nadya De Angelis.