Simple living and high thinking
The lives of all the great men and women have been a source of inspiration for every generation of people. One can learn so much from their thoughts and actions. The foremost aspect of their lives which can be brought into practice in our daily lives is the act of simple living. Not one to run after the luxuries of life and embellishment of body, great men and women have always lived a simple life. They have paid attention to a healthy life and intellectual pursuits. They concentrated their energies in creating lasting legacies in the form of books, sculptures, dramas, poetry, etc. They have been a contrast to those who have paid so much attention to objects of external embellishments. It is said that those who have too much in their worldly vaults have little to show in the region of intellect. Such people move on the superficial level of human existence. A person cannot hope to improve upon his character if he is occupied with external comforts. In order to achieve a higher intellectual level, a person has to learn to forego many luxuries of life, so that enough energy is generated in our minds to absorb the salient aspects of human existence.