I have been accused of living like a monk. I used to live in my house without a TV, no stereo, with only one chair and glass table on the floor. My current house is not like a monastery. I still prefer silence instead of the stereo. When I was 14 I started meditating. And have been accused of having discussions with me is like arguing with a zen monk. :-)
On my trip to Iceland I finished the
Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity
There are many lessons in the book worth remembering.
The main theme is.
Service and selflessness are at the heart of the 1,500-year-old monastic tradition’s remarkable business success. It is an ancient though immensely relevant economic model that preserves what is positive and productive about capitalism while transcending its ethical limitations and internal contradictions.