the barefoot philosophy :zenhabits

Leo Babauta at zenhabits:

Going barefoot, I realized, is a perfect metaphor for my philosophy of life: the barefoot philosophy.

When you go barefoot, you become naked, you simplify, you become a minimalist.

It’s a hard philosophy to explain, because others often judge it as weird, hippy-like (as if that’s bad), unpractical. It’s very practical, and while it may indeed be weird, it’s also beautiful.

It’s the simple life, in a nutshell.

This is a great read for those interested in barefoot running, and living a simple life in general. He describes his feelings when running barefoot and how he applies it to his philosophy on life.