News from campus and beyond

Simplicity a State of Mind

In an essay for Sapiens, former Furman president David E. Shi writes about the virtues of simplicity, which “demands neither an end to economic growth nor a vow of personal poverty. A simpler life’s basic requirement is not a rural homestead or a monastic regimen, for simplicity is fundamentally a state of mind rather than a particular standard of living.” Shi, a 1973 Furman graduate and author of The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in America Culture, served as Furman’s president from 1994 to 2010.  He is also a member of Furman’s history faculty.

Last updated January 6, 2017
Share This
Contact Us
Clinton Colmenares
News & Media Relations Director