Visual book review: Enough, by Patrick Rhone


enough is a collection of essays by Patrick Rhone on the idea of having enough. He compares it to the dynamic process of balancing on a tightrope, where you have to find your own centre of balance and you’ll always need some kind of help – stretching your arms, using a bar or an umbrella, and so on. In addition to reflections on minimalism and limiting life to make it comprehensible, he includes thoughts on technology, tools, behavioural change, and other life tips.

There are many books in this field, from John C. Bogle’s book with the same main title (Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life, affiliate link), to Leo Babauta’s The Power of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential…in Business and in Life, affiliate link). Patrick Rhone’s book isn’t particularly packed with mind-boggling or life-changing insights, but it might still be an enjoyable read for a quiet, reflective afternoon, particularly if you also have a technology-related background or find yourself occasionally tempted down the path of more apps! more tools! more gadgets! (Not that I know anyone like that, no….)

Patrick Rhone, 2012
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  • Alexis Chan

    Can you explain a little bit more about “Create limits to force yourself to consider costs”? That part is a little bit unclear to me. Thanks!

  • Alexis: Even though it’s easy to keep adding more to our lives, self-imposed limits can help you keep things sane. For example, the author designates one drawer for jeans. He can only fit five pairs of jeans in there, so if he buys a new pair, he has to donate or dispose of another pair.

  • Alexis Chan

    Great – thanks!

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