Will you be ready to give up your toys anytime?

The survivors of Typhoon Frank (2008) and Ondoy (2009) had little time
to decide as the floodwaters rose and drowned their material possessions.
They realized that not everything could be saved. That, in trying to save
everything, they risked more, even their lives.

Many people discovered with surprise how very calmly they accepted their losses.
For some there was even the feeling of relief -- of letting go of things they had in excess.

More importantly, the experience has compelled them to go back to basics and simplify their lives.