By paying attention to the small things — the wholesomeness of the daily bread, the source and state of the water, the seemliness of one's shelter, and the well-being of all the human and more-than-human lives around us — we may be led to practice simplicity and harmlessness in tangible ways, to "be the change one wishes in the world," as Gandhi taught. This is not to premise a life on renunciation, abstinence, and deprivation but to enjoy, as did Epicurious and his followers, the freedom in simplicity.

Stephanie Mills, Epicurean Simplicity