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The Testimony of Simplicity
Simplicity, quite simply, is the ideal of living with a minimum of fuss. Early Quakers living in a time of extravagant fashions were able to make a powerful statement of belief by donning "plain clothes" of black and white, with no frills. Bright colors and adornments were considered to be distracting from a life of listening for God, and so expensive fabrics were generally acceptable as long as they were not flashy. Today Friends who feel led to do so are likely to carry on the tradition of plain dress by choosing muted tones and minimizing make-up and jewelry. Other ways to manifest simplicity in one's life are to cut down on needless possessions and reduce waste. Many Friends have felt a natural connection between environmental issues and the testimony of simplicity.
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